Outdoor Graduations With 150 People or Less Allowed in New York
New York seniors will have a graduation ceremony after all, as long as it's a socially distanced one with less than 150 people people.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced outdoor, socially distanced graduations of up to 150 people will be allowed starting June 26th, subject to any coronavirus outbreaks or significant changes in the number of cases.
"In terms of reopening, we have been calibrating our strategy based on the data and the facts, and overall the numbers are down, the numbers are good and our plan is working," Governor Cuomo said. "Based on today's numbers we can continue to advance our reopening, and we will now allow outdoor graduations of up to 150 beginning June 26th. New Yorkers have worked together to bend this curve quickly, and if we continue on this trajectory, remain responsible and follow all social distancing protocols, we can keep accelerating our reopening strategy."
Thursday, Cuomo had announced drive-in or drive-through graduations would be allowed. With COVID-19 numbers continuing to decline in New York and the plea for outdoor graduations, the Governor made the change over the weekend.
There have been 781 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 378,097 confirmed cases in New York State.