New York State Education officials are poised to let the 700 districts in the state know what they need to do in order to possibly reopen in the fall.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo July 8 said the Education Department would present a framework for reopening guidance July 13 to the Board of Regents, with the full guidance to come later and a final decision on getting children back in the classroom the week of August 1 to 7.

School districts were told to have plans for reopening ready to submit to the State by July 31.

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With coronavirus cases on the rise in much of the country, districts elsewhere have announced plans for distance learning or a blend of remote and in-person classes.

New York officials July 12 announced five new coronavirus deaths, matching an all-time low number for the state. But Governor Cuomo urged people to remain vigilant with mask wearing and social distancing. He says officials are monitoring an uptick in Rensselaer County.