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State mask mandate remains in effect

Dear Fort Plain Central School District families,

The emergency regulation requiring face coverings in public school settings has been renewed and now extends through April 22, 2022. The Department of Health filed the renewal of the emergency action with the Department of State on Feb. 21, making the regulation effective.

Face coverings will continue to be required in public schools through April 22, 2022, unless the emergency regulation is discontinued or amended prior to this date.

Our next update with respect to this matter will likely be on or about March 2, 2022, when the Appellate Court reviews the Stay Order issued in the Nassau County case, Demetrious, etc. v. NYS Department of Health, et al.

Schools across the state, including those in our region, have called on the governor and state health commissioner for a clear “Pathway to Normalcy” regarding masking and COVID-19-related regulations. We will continue to keep our families updated on the progress of this request and any information shared by state officials.



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