Dear Families and Friends,
We have all been experiencing an uptick in the Flu, COVID and now RSV. While we cannot mandate masks be worn we are recommending that when you enter our school building, you come wearing a mask and that you stay clear of the building if you are not feeling well. Please keep your kiddos home if they are experiencing symptoms of a Cold, Flu or COVID.
Below is a message that we received from the DOHMH. As always, we will continue to supply masks and COVID test kits to anyone who needs one.
The safety of our students and staff is our absolute top priority. As such, we are advising you that the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has issued a universal indoor masking recommendation for all indoor settings, including schools and daycare centers, due to the current high rates of flu and other respiratory conditions.
As always, we follow the guidance of our health experts. Therefore, based on the recommendation of our partners at DOHMH, we are encouraging every student and staff member to mask up as we head into the winter season.
All schools and offices are equipped with masks. As a reminder, masks should cover the nose and the mouth, resting snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face.