Gov. Hochul insists NY schools to remain open for in-person learning
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing in children, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced testing kits will be on their way to schools across New York.
More children are now hospitalized with COVID-19 than at the beginning of December, according to data from New York state's health commissioner. A majority of those cases is coming from New York City.
Hochul is insisting schools will remain open for in-person learning.
To keep schools in session, Hochul is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated this winter break. Hochol also announced about 3 million testing kits will be heading to schools statewide.
The Wappingers Central School District has been using "test to stay" since early November. Yonkers Public Schools is offering to test students this week ahead of their return to class next week.