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PPE and Face Coverings

FACE COVERINGS August 2021 Update: Currently the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that teachers, staff, and students consistently and correctly wear a mask when indoors. The CDC recommends indoor masking for all individuals aged 2 years and older, including students, teachers, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. In outdoor settings, students, staff, and visitors do not need to wear a mask; however, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings. The Central New York Pediatric Work Group also recommends that students and staff wear masks indoors.
  • NSCSD will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a mask when inside of school or district buildings or school vehicles occupied by students,
  • Exception when eating or drinking.
  • Students may be given mask breaks throughout the school day.
  • Individuals will not be required to wear a mask when participating in outdoor activities.
  • When students are riding in school vehicles, all drivers and passengers are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Masks will be provided for those individuals who forget to bring a mask.
The District will continue to monitor transmission rates in the surrounding community and consult with the Onondaga County Health Department and state officials on the mask wearing policy.