New York school districts are on their own in setting COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming school year.
New York City Health Commissioner Doctor Howard Zucker made a statement saying it will end the state’s disaster emergency on 25. “The statement comes as many school districts are asking the state for guidance on masks and vaccinations.
The start of the public school year is still a month away, and with the rise in COVID cases attributed to the more contagious Delta variant, counties have to endure positive and negative responses from parents and teachers to any policies they set. especially when wearing face masks.
During last year’s pandemic and summer school time, districts could at least refer to mandates from the New York Department of Health and Education for their guidelines. Now, these administrators are only advised to “follow the directions of the Centers for Disease Control and Local Health Authorities.”