Governor Andrew Cuomo announces college or universities that surpass 100 cases could be required to transition to remote learning.

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FILE – In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Cuomo used a Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, appearance on public radio to offer the failure of New York to institute a statewide mask mandate earlier as an example of a lesson for other states. “I was the first person in the nation to do masks. I should have done masks earlier,” Cuomo said on WAMC. “That would have made a dramatic difference. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NEW YORK (WWTI) — During a live video press conference on September 8, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that any college or university in New York that surpasses 100 cases could be required to transition to remote learning.

Cuomo emphasized his priority to “protect our progress,” while later announcing that any college or university who surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases must report to the Department of Health and following inspection could be required to transition to remote.

Governor Cuomo stated “colleges are a problem, and they will continue to be a problem. K-12 schools is a completely new enterprise and something we need to worry about.”

The governor stated that 108 colleges have reported more than 100 COVID-19 cases each. SUNY Oneonta, Cornell University, University of Buffalo, Hofstra University and SUNY Oswego, Colgate University and SUNY Fredonia were included in the 108 colleges and universities.

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