He added that schools should plan to reopen in the fall, but an “initial decision” will come later this week as New York City keeps tabs on the infection rate.
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YANKEES VS. REPLACED PHILLIES SERIES
The New York Yankees will play a four-game home and home series with the Philadelphia Phillies next week. The series begins with two games at Yankee Stadium on Monday August 3 and Tuesday August 4, followed by two games at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday August 5 and Thursday August 6. Start times are to be determined.
CALIFORNIA REPORTS LARGEST NUMBER OF DAILY DEATHS
The California Department of Public Health reports more than 500,000 cases of COVID. They also report a record number of deaths on Saturday at 219.
FALL OF POSITIVE CASES IN NJ
A day after New Jersey saw nearly 700 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Twitter on Saturday that the number of new positive cases in the state fell below 400 on Friday.
The state also reported 11 new deaths linked to COVID-19.
UPDATE # COVID19: New Jersey has 393 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing our cumulative total to 182,029.
Unfortunately, we have to report 11 additional confirmed # COVID19 deaths, bringing our total to 13,955 lives lost.
Learn more: https://t.co/JW1q8awGh7
– Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 1, 2020
TRUMP, GOP SOFTENED IN OPPOSITION TO A $ 600 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT
With increasing political pressure, talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday, with a focus on reinstating an additional $ 600 per week unemployment benefit that expired, a new direct payment of $ 1,200. to most Americans and hundreds of billions of dollars in other aid to states, businesses and the poor.
CONCERNS GROWING OVER TEACHER SHORTAGES As COVID-19 pandemic worsens
As the new school year approaches, some teachers feel they have no choice but to quit their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns about a possible shortage of teachers for the news school year.
7 On Your Side surrenders to mayor after New York nurses slam parking tickets
MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE
COVID-19 help, information. Business stimulus and updates
New York City
Westchester and Hudson Valley
7 On your side investigating: up to 4,000 coronavirus cases averted by New York contact tracers
What is open, what is closed
New York State reopens
New Jersey reopening
Total number of COVID-19 cases in New York and Long Island by patient address
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