Despite a spike in COVID-19 cases nationally and safety concerns among parents and teachers, Long Island schools appear to be on track to reopen in the fall — as long as the infection rate remains low, top infectious disease doctors said.

Dr. Bruce Farber, chief of infectious disease at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, said he believed the benefits of opening schools with masks and other safety precautions outweigh the risks, despite the probability of some infections.

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