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After Confusion By Local Leaders, NY Releases School Reopening Guidelines
July 14, 2020, 12:47 pm | Source
Windsor Superintendent Jason Andrews said part of the challenge school districts have faced in crafting their plans is due to the sometimes conflicting guidelines they have received from national health and education officials.

Schumer: Federal Stimulus Proposal Would Give Billions To Schools, Colleges
July 14, 2020, 12:30 pm | Source
“There are some strings. They have to use it for health and education, but we don’t say one size fits all.”

July 15 Is New York’s New Tax Day
July 14, 2020, 12:05 pm | Source
The bulk of New Yorkers, over 9 million, have already filed their taxes, but around 1.3 million have not and are expected to do so by Wednesday.

Democrats Sue In PA Court To Counter Election Rules Case Filed By Trump Campaign
July 14, 2020, 11:42 am | Source
"There are many of us who represent diverse communities, … [who] understand that it is our duty to stand up, to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.”

New York To Require Contact Info From Air Travelers From States That Must Quarantine
July 14, 2020, 1:37 am | Source
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.

New York Funeral Director: Pandemic Has Been A Wave That ‘Knocks You Over’
July 13, 2020, 9:13 pm | Source
Fourth-generation funeral director Patrick Kearns and his brother-in-law Paul Kearns-Stanley are partners in a 120-year-old family funeral business. They describe their unrelenting work and worries.

Cuomo: Trump’s COVID-19 Response Makes Nixon Look ‘Innocent’
July 13, 2020, 6:22 pm | Source
"Trump's COVID scandal makes what Nixon did at Watergate look innocent. Nobody died in the Watergate scandal. Thousands of people are going to die in this COVID scandal."

New York City Has Its First Day In Months With No COVID-19 Deaths
July 13, 2020, 6:05 pm | Source
Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed up processing of coronavirus tests: "If you can't get the results in real time, it doesn't help you enough."

Cuomo Sets School Reopening Formula, Guidance Presented
July 13, 2020, 5:50 pm | Source
Regions will be allowed to reopen schools if, by the first week of August, the infection rate remains below 5% using a 14-day average.

New York’s List Of Quarantined States Grows Longer
July 13, 2020, 5:43 pm | Source
Violators who don’t turn in the forms will face an automatic  $2000 fine and may be called to a hearing before a judge to arrange a mandatory supervised quarantine.

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