NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was some confusion regarding new guidelines from New York State on COVID-19 testing for students.
Those new guidelines contradicted New York City public school protocols, but later Wednesday afternoon, the New York State Education Department changed its mind.
Next week, middle schools will join pre-K and elementary schools reopening for in-person learning.
New York City's state-approved reopening plan says children can only participate if they have parent or guardian consent for COVID-19 testing.
But Tuesday, the State Education Department released new guidelines stating schools cannot make testing a requirement for in-person learning.
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