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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will announce later this week on what terms that schools can reopen during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But he put the responsibility for the details back on schools Monday, saying they need to better respond to the concerns of parents.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll decide next week on whether schools can partially or fully reopen in September. Meanwhile, many school districts have been busy figuring out safe ways to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some have already made some preliminary decisions.  

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking April 23, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says 10 states have been added to New York’s quarantine list and four bars have been ordered closed, in an attempt to keep the coronavirus from spreading again in the state.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking July 20, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to shut down bars and restaurants in New York if the establishments and local authorities don’t crack down on violations that Cuomo says could spread COVID-19. 

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The New York State Education Department has released guidance on potentially reopening schools in the fall during the pandemic. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is imposing new rules on bars and restaurants across New York and limiting the sale of alcohol in some cases, in hopes of preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is tightening quarantine orders for out-of-state travelers with high rates of COVID-19. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says shopping malls will be allowed to open in New York beginning July 10, if they meet certain conditions. At the same time, the governor says any remaining county fairs still planned for this year are canceled, citing ongoing concerns about the coronavirus.  

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The Albany County Health Department says two restaurants have been temporarily closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the rate of the COVID-19 virus continues to be low in New York, with 11 deaths on June 30, but he says he worries that compliance with safety rules is slipping. Because of that, the governor says he’s postponing permission to allow indoor dining in New York City.  

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Governor Andrew Cuomo took his plea for more federal relief to Washington Wednesday. Speaking at the National Press Club, the Democrat said New York and other states hardest hit by the coronavirus also pay billions more dollars in taxes to the federal government than they get back. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Albany May 15, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that New York’s beaches will be open for Memorial Day weekend, along with beaches in New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware, but at 50% capacity and with strict rules about social distancing.