Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces New York City schools will close because of the coronavirus outbreak

Schools will also shut doors across all of downstate New York

By Sarah K Burris

Published March 15, 2020 10:30PM (EDT)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (AP/Seth Wenig)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP/Seth Wenig)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed that New York City schools would close due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

"We will be closing schools in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Country. That's all of downstate NY," said Cuomo in a briefing, according to the New York Daily News

There has been a concern about schools closing, because it means many children don't have access to a nutritious meal outside of schools. House Democrats pressed for the coronavirus bill to contain funding to help deliver meals to those children at home despite the quarantine. The bill passed the House but hasn't passed the Senate, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took a three-day weekend amid the crisis.

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