NEW YORK (VINnews) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a deal that will allow schools in red and orange micro-cluster zones to reopen for in-person learning.
The new testing protocol will include mass testing before school reopens followed by weekly surveillance testing.
The state will provide free rapid-result test kits for schools wishing to participate.
This breaking announcement comes after schools in red and orange zones were closed by the government for the second time, approximately one month ago.
Since that closure, community leaders and politicians have tried unsuccessfully to broker an agreement with the state and local authorities to allow for a reopening.
More details will be released as they become available.