Updated NYSDOH mask guidance shared; district’s “mask optional policy” now in place

Minisink Valley logoMinisink Valley school community:

We’re sharing the updated mask guidance from New York State released last evening.  Effective today, March 2, the state no longer has a requirement that students and staff wear masks in school and Minisink Valley has adopted a “mask optional” policy.  

Additionally, for your awareness and information, we’re sharing  a joint letter sent to school officials from officials at the state departments of health and education and an FAQ document from the state.

Letter from the New York State Department of Health and Department of Education commissioners

 New York State FAQ document 

As a reminder, should local conditions change, Minisink Valley — like all New York State schools — must and will follow all New York State Department of Health guidance if conditions require any future policy change.

Thank you for your attention to this important information.