Advocating for Updated Guidance Regarding Masks

Advocating for Updated Guidance Regarding Masks in Schools
Posted on 02/27/2022
With less than two days before the return to classes from the mid-winter break, thirty one Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) school superintendents, urged Governor Kathy Hochul and Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner of the New York Department of Health, to implement CDC recommendations relating to schools. In a letter dated February 26, 2022, they requested to urgently implement the following measures, before students return from the February recess period on Monday, February 28:

● In compliance with the new CDC recommendations, remove the mandate for masking for school facilities and on school busses in counties identified by the CDC at low or medium levels of risk.

● Provide guidance to school districts, parents, and staff about the factors that would trigger the reintroduction of masks, and

● Provide guidance to school districts on changes to other mitigation layers including social distancing and/or quarantine rules.

The letter with full details can be found by clicking here