Cuomo: Summer school in New York state will be online

distance learning, remote learning
Posted at 1:54 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 13:54:26-04

NEW YORK — Summer school in New York will be conducted remotely because of the risks of returning children to the classroom, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

The governor said Thursday it’s too early to make a decision about the fall semester.

School buildings in New York have been closed since March. The governor said it's still unclear how to keep students safe from infection in classrooms and on buses.

He also mentioned increasing awareness about a syndrome affecting children that is thought to be linked to COVID-19. Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome affects blood vessels and organs and has symptoms including prolonged fever, abdominal pain and vomiting.