New York State Preparing Schools For COVID-19 Return
Schools have returned all across New York State and the state government has stepped up its prep to make sure they are prepared if COVID-19 returns to 2020 levels.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochel announced that the state will make COVID-19 rapid test kits and masks available to school districts across the state and and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) if requested.
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The Governor stated that the New York State is offering these services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among school-age children as they head back to school.
“Thanks to the hard work of New York schools, teachers, and parents, we have come a long way to ensure students can safely return to the classroom,” Hochul said in a statement. “Frequent testing for COVID-19 is an important part of keeping our kids safe and preventing an outbreak, and I will continue working to ensure our school districts have the resources they need to provide a safe, in-person learning environment for our students.”
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