Cuomo Says New York Mayor Doesn’t Have the Authority to Keep Schools Closed

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday that he would keep the city’s public school system closed for the rest of the school year, but the state’s governor quickly challenged him on the decision.

The system, the largest in the nation, has been closed since March 16 because of the state’s coronavirus outbreak. It won’t reopen until September out of caution for students, faculty and staff, Mr. de Blasio said at press conference Saturday morning.