On Aug. 7, Gov. Cuomo announced that New York state schools will be able to reopening to students in September as long as COVID-19 infection numbers stay low. The governor previously said schools can only open in regions that are in phase four and have a coronavirus infection rate of 5 percent or less on a rolling 14-day average. Every district currently meets that threshold, according to Cuomo. Superintendent Ruberti addresses the school community on the reopening issue.