Andrew Cuomo, de Blasio sing different tunes: Governor tweets importance of in-person schooling amid NYC closures

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo distanced himself from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for shutting down the nation’s largest public school system because of spiking coronavirus infections.

Cuomo on Friday joined Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and some of the region’s Democratic governors in a joint tweet, declaring that “in-person learning is safe when appropriate protections are in place, even in places with high transmission rates.”

The tweet came two days after de Blasio shut down in-person instruction for New York City public schools immediately after Cuomo told reporters during a press conference that schools in
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