Update on mask guidance for schools

Good Morning,

We have been receiving some inquiries regarding the recently enacted changes to the mask guidance in NYS and can share the following:

Effective Wednesday, May 19, fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most public places. However, consistent with the CDC guidance, pre-K to 12 schools will continue with mask-wearing protocols until more New Yorkers are fully vaccinated. Acceptable face coverings are still required while on school property regardless of vaccination status.  

We will continue to keep you updated on any revisions or changes.

Thank you,

Dr. Maureen A. Long