Governor Cuomo has listened to calls for the safe reopening of schools this fall. However, while the Governor has rhetorically declared schools can reopen, they can’t actually do so until they satisfy his Department of Health.
The approval process must be transparent and account for each district’s needs and capabilities.
Therefore, I call on Governor Cuomo to follow through and instruct his DOH to give weight to local considerations, and require full, public explanations as to why any reopening plans are or are not approved.
– Josh Mertzlufft