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Mask requirement still in place at South Glens Falls Central School District

January 25, 2022

Yesterday afternoon a State Supreme Court judge in Nassau County ruled against the NYS mask requirement. Since that time, we have received the following from the NYS Education Department:

“The State Education Department understands that Nassau County Supreme Court has ruled that the Department of Health exceeded its authority in enacting the mask regulation, 10 NYCRR 2.60, in Demetriou et al. v. New York State Dep’t of Health et al.  This regulation is the subject of conflicting decisions, insofar as Albany County Supreme Court recently upheld the regulation in Massapequa UFSD et al. v. Hochul, et al.

It is SED’s understanding that the Department of Health will appeal the Nassau County Supreme Court decision, which will result in an automatic stay that will unambiguously restore the mask rule until such time as an appellate court issues a further ruling.  Therefore, schools must continue to follow the mask rule.”

After reviewing this with school district attorneys, the mask requirement will stay in place at this time.

The South Glens Falls Central School District will abide by the State Education Department’s directive, as we learn more about the ruling. We will also continue to consult with our school attorneys about this matter.

As of this moment, we don’t have any additional information to share, but please know as soon as we have additional information we will pass it along to your attention.

As always, we here at the South Glens Falls Central School District thank you for continuing to partner with us to ensure all of our schools stay open this year.  

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