Sunday, February 27th, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the statewide mask requirement in schools will be lifted on Wednesday, March 2 and we have received confirmation that St. Lawrence County Public Health will support this change in guidance.
Starting Wednesday, students, school staff and visitors will no longer be required to wear face coverings or masks at school or on buses. Mask wearing will be optional. We will continue to support any student or staff member who would like to continue masking by stocking an adequate supply of masks. There will be no tolerance for harassment, bullying, or questioning any individual’s personal decision to continue to wear a mask in our school district.
We were also provided notice that a mask will still be required for days 6-10 following days 1-5 of isolation for infected individuals, or when an individual has been defined as a close contact.
As always, we continue to work with our local county health officials as COVID-19 health and safety protocols evolve. If any additional changes to these protocols are made, we will communicate those to you. We appreciate your ongoing partnership and commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff. If you have questions, please contact our School Nurses (315-344-2414 x28008).