BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling out dozens of school districts for not doing enough keep their communities informed.
Cuomo announced 42 districts in the state are not sending information about COVID cases and testing to the state.
According to Cuomo, this information is critical for student safety, and for parents making the best decisions about their children.
Cuomo said he’ll shut down schools that don’t publish data.
“I told the parents of this state that we will have the data and if the data shows a problematic data we will close the school, if we don’t have the data then you’re having children walk into a school blind if you will and we’re not going to do that,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the vast majority of schools are doing a thorough job in reporting their COVID data.
Cuomo said there were just under 100 COVID cases among students, teachers, and staff across the state on Thursday.