Update on Mask Mandate; 02-27-2022

Dear Families,

 Governor Kathy Hochul announced this afternoon that the statewide mask requirements in schools will be lifted on Wednesday, March 2. This means that starting this Wednesday, March 2, students, staff, and visitors will no longer be required to wear face coverings or masks in any of our school buildings or on our school buses. All students, staff, and visitors may continue to wear a mask if they prefer to. Our expectation is that our RCS school community will foster a learning environment where each individual's masking choice is respected once the mandate is lifted. 

As you may also be aware, on Friday, February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines for use and care of masks. They have also provided an updated metric of COVID-19 community levels which may be viewed in this chart

There have been no changes to other COVID-19 protocols at RCS, such as:

- Social distance in classrooms and at lunch 
- Hand sanitization
- Cleaning of frequent-contact surfaces
- Increased fresh air and filtration in classrooms
- Quarantine and isolation protocols

As always, we continue to work with our local county health officials as COVID-19 health and safety protocols evolve. If any additional changes to these protocols are made, we will communicate those to you. 

Thank you for your ongoing partnership and commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s Principal. 



Brian Bailey