Governor will keep schools closed at least 2 more weeks
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that public schools in the state will stay closed for two more weeks, until at least April 15.
The governor on March 16 announced schools would be closed for two weeks until April 1, due to health concerns about the coronavirus.
The virus has been spreading in the state, with the number of confirmed cases now at 44,635 in New York, up by 7,377 since Thursday. (There are four confirmed cases in Orleans County.)
The number of deaths in the state from the virus is at 519, up from 383 on Thursday.
Cuomo said he will reassess in about two weeks whether schools should reopen. Until then, school districts need to continue to provide childcare, meals and daily programming, he said.