NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Catholic schools are getting ready to reopen this fall with new safety guidelines in place.

The Archdiocese of New York says it expects to begin the year with a mix of in-person and remote learning.

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Students in the classroom will wear masks and observe social distancing rules.

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There will also be an emphasis on hand-washing and disinfecting schools.

The Brooklyn Diocese says its 66 academies and parish schools in Brooklyn and Queens will follow a similar plan.

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