October 19, 2020

Update on Appropriate Masks

Please read the requirements for masks in the school. Please note:

What Is a Face Covering?

For the purposes of this guidance, a face covering is any well-secured cloth covering or disposable mask that covers a person’s nose and mouth and is worn to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to cloth-based face coverings (e.g., homemade, sewn, or quick cut masks), and disposable surgical masks that cover both the mouth and nose.

What Types of Face Coverings Are Not Permitted on DOE Property?

  • Bandanas and neck gaiters are not permitted.
  • Face coverings with an exhalation valve or vent are not permitted as exhalation valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape to others.
  • Face coverings that completely cover or hide an individual’s face, such as ski masks, are not permitted.
  • Unless otherwise approved by school administration, clear face shields cannot be worn unless accompanied by a face covering.

https://infohub.nyced.org/school-year-2020-21/return-to-school-2020/covid-19-school-health-policy/face-covering-guidance