31 Chief School Officers Call Upon the NYSDOH to Change Reopening Requirements for Schools

They stated that “students are struggling and need to attend school on a daily basis.” The school leaders requested that districts be allowed “to work with local county health departments to develop revised minimum requirements/protocols, in classrooms, in cafeterias, and for transportation, that would allow all students back to school on a daily basis. This would include use of facial coverings, physical distancing, and ventilation.”
The WSWHE school leaders are seeking clarity from NYSDOH so they can determine the next best steps in defining how to fully reopen area schools. The letter with full details can be found here.