As New York school districts begin reopening next week, each is now required to submit daily COVID-19 numbers to the state health department.
School districts will be required to send their daily testing reports to the Department of Health and also provide a link to the daily dashboard on their website for other interested parties.
“Many of the school districts have testing protocols that will be in place as part of their plans, but as I’ve said from the beginning, those plans are only as good as their implementation,” Governor Cuomo said. “Parents and teachers are understandably concerned about schools reopening. Dr. Zucker and the State Department of Health will set up a dashboard for teachers and parents, so they know exactly what’s happening in their schools. I hope this will give teachers and parents some confidence that the plans are being implemented and if there’s a positive case, they will know and DOH will know and the locals can respond quickly.”
Cortland, Homer and Groton are among districts that have delayed the first day for students to allow more time for staff to adjust to the “new normals” expected of them.
Homer’s first day is now Thursday, followed by Groton on Friday and Cortland the following Monday on September 14th.