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Mask update

June 8, 2021

Dear Fort Plain School Community,

I’d like to provide a quick update regarding mask requirements in school. There had been much confusion statewide on this issue during the weekend.

Late yesterday, New York State issued new guidelines for schools that require face masks to continue to be worn inside schools and on buses. Masks may continue to be removed during mealtimes when a 6-foot social distance is maintained.

The guidelines do not require mask wearing outside or during outdoor sports. This means that students, staff and other responsible parties may choose to not wear a mask when outdoors on school property.

Physical distancing requirements, health screenings, cleaning/disinfection/hygiene, and other protective measures remain in effect.

We thank you for your ongoing cooperation and dedication to the health and well-being of our students and staff.

John Bishop
Superintendent of Schools

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