State sets up COVID-tracker for public schools


Beginning today, Wednesday, COVID-19 stats for all New York State public schools will be available in an online dashboard.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that all state school districts will be required to provide the Department of Health with daily data on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each school beginning yesterday.
The information will be available at
“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. I hope this will give them 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.”
School districts will be required to send their daily testing reports to the Department of Health.
The districts must also provide a link to the daily dashboard on their website for other interested parties.
That information will be updated daily. 

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Because of the outbreak at SUNY Oneonta, where more than 600 students have tested positive for COVID-19, the campus has been closed, and all classes have been moved to online-only for the rest of the semester, the Otsego County Department of Health is advising all schools there to remain closed to students until at least September 23, a date that will be reevaluated.
Worcester Central School has said it will remain remote will all BOCES services and programs remote until September 23.