NY state says schools should follow CDC guidance when reopening

Students will be heading back to school in just over a month.

Many districts have been awaiting guidance from the state on just how to open safely this fall.

State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker issued a statement Thursday afternoon about guidance:

"With the end of the state disaster emergency on June 25, 2021, school districts are reestablished as the controlling entity for schools. Schools and school districts should develop plans to open in-person in the fall as safely as possible, and I recommend following guidance from the CDC and local health departments."