In New York, state schools and colleges will remain closed the rest of the academic year and will continue with distance learning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
Meal programs and child care services for essential workers will continue, he added.
A decision on summer school will be announced at the end of May.
Cuomo said schools and colleges should design plans for how students can properly social distance when classes resume.
The governor also said Friday that mental health services will be provided for free to front-line workers.
Cuomo once again got personal at Friday’s briefing, noting that a “silver lining” of the crisis is the time he’s getting with his daughter.
The governor recalled that his youngest daughter, age 22, pointed out to him: “I have spent more time with you now than I will probably spend with you and the rest of my adult life.”
“That’s probably true,” Cuomo said. “You try to find the silver lining, you try to stay positive.”