The official rules for New York COVID testing for schools has been released by New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
All New York teachers, administrators and staff across the state with be required to get weekly COVID tests unless they can show proof of being vaccinated.
The Governor says:
"My top priority is to get children back to school and protect the environment so they can learn, and everyone is safe. On day one of my administration, I announced a series of bold back-to-school initiatives, including a universal mask requirement for anyone entering our schools. We are now issuing guidance to make sure our school staff are vaccinated or tested regularly for themselves and their families, our students, and our communities. Our children deserve to be safe and protected in schools, and I am doing everything in my power to guarantee that."
New York State health officials passed the regulation as an emergency on Thursday. These rules will be applied to all schools in New York state.