It is unclear if New York schools can open by September as a new disease potentially linked to COVID-19 emerges in children.

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an interview with WAMC said he was yet to make a decision on schools reopening either for summer session or in September.

What You Need To Know

  • Schools are closed through June
  • A new disease affecting children could complicate reopening
  • No decision on September

Colleges in California will not be opening in September. But a decision in New York is yet to come as the situation continues to shift day to day.

"I'm not there yet," Cuomo said. "Every two weeks the situation changes."

Cuomo pointed to a new respiratory virus found in children, with more than 100 cases in New York. Three children have died.

"Parents are going to have a very different attitude about schools," Cuomo said.

Schools will remained closed for the rest of the academic year concluding in June. Teachers have turned to distance learning in the interim as state examinations have been canceled.