Officials: Schools in Cayuga County can resume in-person learning next week

The leader of the Cayuga County Legislature says schools can reopen this coming week – if they choose.

Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman and Public Health Director Kathleen Cuddy had recommended that all schools in Cayuga County utilize remote-only instruction until the third week of January.

“The delay of over two weeks has allowed Cayuga County Health Department to monitor case increases and exposure,” McNabb-Coleman said in a statement. “Based on the latest information provided by Director Cuddy, it is clear we are experiencing a decline in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in our community. Therefore I will not be making a recommendation to postpone in-person learning.”

Next week, schools in Cayuga can resume in-person learning.

She encouraged residents to continue doing their part to practice social distancing and stay healthy to prevent the spread of the virus.

Want the latest headlines in your inbox each morning? Click here to sign up for our Morning Edition and Sunday Insight newsletters. They are dedicated to keeping you in the know. You can also download the App for Android (All Android Devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad)
Support Local Journalism