New York state is permitting local schools to provide in-person special education services during the summer term, despite the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic emergency. The ability to provide in-person services is due to an executive order signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 5, 2020. Districts providing in-person special education services must follow federal, state, and local guidance on preventing COVID-19 transmission through the use of social distancing and use of face coverings. For the 2020 to 2021 school year, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) directed schools and school districts to . . .