Outdoor Graduations Allowed In New York With Some Restrictions

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ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that graduations can happen in New York State as soon as June 26, but there are several restrictions that come with them.

As the COVID-19 data continues to trend in the right direction, Governor Cuomo is speeding up the reopening process, and on Sunday he released guidance for high school graduations.

The governor said the state will allow graduations to happen on June 26, but they have to be outdoors and limited to 150 people in total.

Now the question is, what do schools with more than 150 seniors do?

Governor Cuomo did not elaborate on graduations at his daily briefing Sunday.

He also announced Sunday an executive order extending the school budget voting deadline.

Ballots can be accepted through hand delivery until 5 p.m. on June 9, and received by mail through June 16.


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