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PPE and Face Coverings


The New York State requirement for universal masking in P-12 school settings ended on March 2, 2022.

Therefore, the North Syracuse Central School District will no longer require students and staff to wear masks in school as of March 2. Beginning March 2, mask-wearing will be optional for those students and staff members who choose to continue wearing masks. Masks will not be required on school buses or any other venues on school property.

Please reinforce the importance of respecting each individual person's right to choose to mask or not from March 2 and beyond. These conversations will assist us in maintaining a respectful and productive learning environment within our schools.

Schools in NYS have been operating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic through adoption of recommended public health measures, including but not limited to masking. Additional mitigation measures should remain in use, including improved ventilation, widespread vaccination, testing and use of home test kits, maintaining physical distance as feasible, hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette, encouraging students and staff to stay at home when ill or symptomatic, and voluntary mask wearing for those who prefer the extra protection.

Click here to view the complete updated guidance from New York State.