Gov. Cuomo green lights drive-in or drive-thru graduations, but not in-person ceremonies

Gov. Cuomo officially said no to large in-person graduation ceremonies, but will keep evaluating the situation.

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2020, 10:06 AM

Updated 1,450 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given the go ahead for schools to conduct either drive-in or drive-thru graduation ceremonies.
However, Cuomo officially said no to large in-person graduation ceremonies.
The governor acknowledged that it has been a challenging time for the Class of 2020, but said the coronavirus still poses a threat.
"The issue is a public health issue and you don't want people sick and dead," said Cuomo. "That's the issue right? It's about death, it's about balancing the risk with the reward."
Cuomo said the administration will keep evaluating the situation to determine whether large in-person graduation ceremonies can take place later this summer.
Some schools in the Hudson Valley are planning virtual or drive-thru graduations.
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