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Cuomo Says Hot Spot Schools Can Reopen With Testing

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Governor Cuomo is allowing schools in coronavirus hot spots in New York State to reopen with coronavirus testing requirements.

Right now schools in red and orange zones in parts of New York City and Rockland and Orange counties are closed because of high infection rates.

Cuomo says they can reopen so long as all students and staff get a coronavirus test beforehand and the schools agree to random weekly testing reaching 25% of the school population.

“It will also give us an idea about homes and households in that area," said Cuomo. "If a child tests positive then we can contact trace back to the family.”