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Gov. Hochul to lift mask mandate in schools effective March 2

Feb. 27, 2022

Dear families,

This afternoon, Governor Hochul announced that the statewide mask mandate in schools will be lifted effective Wednesday, March 2. Beginning March 2, masks will be optional for all individuals in school and on buses. Individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask, but it will no longer be mandatory so long as we remain in a low or medium risk COVID zone. Currently Washington County is a low risk zone as determined by the CDC.

We anticipate that we will receive additional and detailed guidance on this decision tomorrow or Tuesday. We will send an update when that information is available. 

I hope you all had an enjoyable break and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.  Until Wednesday, the expectation is that we all remained masked for the next two school days.


Dr. Douglas Silvernell
Superintendent of Schools