The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued new guidance on the wearing of masks in the youth camp setting. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has proposed recommendations to loosen the mask requirements for students and staff in the school setting. The NYSDOH proposed, but not yet approved, guidance is as follows:
1. Indoors, mask use will be strongly encouraged but not required for students, campers, and
staff/teachers/counselors who are not fully vaccinated.
2. Outdoors, masks are not required; students, campers, and staff/teachers/counselors who are
not fully vaccinated are “encouraged” to wear a mask in certain higher-risk circumstances.
3. Both indoors and outdoors, students, campers, and staff who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks.
4. Schools and camps may choose to implement stricter standards.
The Gloversville Enlarged School District is seeking to follow these new guidelines if and when they are formally approved. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey on the potential changes to school mask requirements.