New York State Governor Andrew Como said on Monday that the state will allow schools to be reopened if the areas in which schools are in the final stage of termination of public isolation restrictions and if the region has a daily infection rate of less than five percent of all new Coronavirus tests .

This came during Como's announcement of guidelines for reopening schools in the state.

"We will not use our children 's fields of experiment," he said in a daily briefing, criticizing US President Donald Trump for what he described as blind pressure to reopen schools without strictly adhering to health guidelines. 

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