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Mask Mandate Confusion

Late Friday afternoon (June 4) NYS Health Commissioner issued a letter informing the CDC that NYS would ease mask restrictions in schools as early as Monday June 7 unless the CDC advised differently.  This would ease restrictions both inside and outside of schools, however we’ve learned that the intent of the Cuomo Administration was to await a response from the CDC before  actually changing formal guidance.  As it stands now, there has been no formal change in the state requirements. 

As of today, Sunday (June 6), SLC and other public schools have received no definite guidance on this from the state and will continue to monitor developments.  If we hear of any new mask mandates, officially, we will notify our school community.  Until we hear further guidance, the current mask requirements will still be in effect at SLC. We thank you for your patience and understanding.