Outdoor Face Mask Policy Change

Effective immediately, the Diocese of Brooklyn is adopting the NYSDOH and Governor Cuomo’s Face Mask Policy change.  (Please See Below).

Faculty, staff and students will no longer be required to wear face masks outdoors on Catholic Academy and Parish School Property.

The Indoor Face Mask Policy from NYSDOH remains in effect at this time.

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For Immediate Release: 6/7/2021

GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

 

*EXTERNAL TO GT*

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN ALLOW STUDENTS TO REMOVE MASKS OUTDOORS

 

Guidance on Mask Use Indoors Remains in Place

 

Change Aligns Summer Camp Guidance with School Guidance

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that school districts can choose to lift the requirement that their students must wear masks outdoors. Guidance on mask use indoors remains in place. This change aligns New York State’s guidance on schools with CDC guidance on summer camps, where even unvaccinated students are not currently required to wear masks outdoors.

 “The numbers show that the risk of transmission by children is extremely low, especially in this state, which has an extremely low positivity rate. We spoke with the CDC, and since they’re not going to change their guidance for several weeks in New York State, we’re going to modify the CDC guidance and allow schools to choose no mask outside for children,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ll leave that up to the local school district and we spoke to the CDC, which has no objection. It’s very important that people understand the logic between these decisions and that they’re rational and based on the science and the data. We have a disconnect right now between the school guidance and the camp guidance, and it’s important to rectify it because if people don’t think the rules are logical, then they’re not going to want to follow the rules.”

 On May 24, Governor Cuomo announced that based on the current COVID trajectory, all New York State schools will reopen for full in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year beginning in September.