New York Governor Urges Citizens to Wear Masks amidst COVID-19

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a coronavirus press briefing on May 6, 2020, where he addressed topics like: social distancing, new case numbers, and what the state is considering in terms of reopening businesses.  Gov. Cuomo emphasized that citizens of New York should know the question is: how does the state reopen? Local governments and businesses can determine when and how they would like to reopen as long as they take into account the data and science they have in their region. The data includes: the number of hospitalizations, the infection rate, the number of deaths, hospital capacity percentage, antibody test percentages, diagnostic test percentages, and tracing data percentages.

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Universities Prepare for COVID-19 Impact

In light of COVID-19, some colleges are waiving standardized test requirements for 2021 applicants. Colleges are also preparing for the financial blow the virus will bring.  According to ABC News, some universities already under financial stress may be forced to close. Low enrollment numbers and refunds for unused housing and meal plans will affect universities everywhere.  Due to the fact high schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, high school juniors missed a chance to take the ACT or SAT. Some universities have dropped requirements for standardized test scores. This decision is widely supported by those who believe all universities should be test-optional. Jeff Robinson, of the

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