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Cuomo mandates all K-12 schools to report coronavirus stats

Jacquie Slater
Updated: September 08, 2020 07:52 PM
Created: September 08, 2020 05:51 PM

At a briefing in New York City on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new executive order that will mandate all school districts in the state report their COVID-19 cases and statistics daily to the NYS Department of Health.

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Those results will be posted online daily on a dashboard that the state is calling the COVID-19 Report Card.

Districts must report the number of positive COVID-19 cases for all students and staff. A separate entry must be made for positive cases of students and staff that attend in-person instruction. Other information on the dashboard will include the number of tests a district performs, the lab they send them to for processing, and how long it takes to get the results back.

"It's a big undertaking. I thank the Department of Health in advance, but it is very important. I think this will give parents confidence and teachers confidence. They will know on a day-to-day basis exactly what is happening. They won't be reliant on communication from the school district, from the principal, from anyone else," said Gov. Cuomo.

MORE INFORMATION: Dashboard for COVID-19 data in schools


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