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Updated Face Covering Guidance for Summer Programming

NYS Updates Guidance on Face Coverings
In Summer Instructional Programs

The New York State Department of Health has updated face covering guidance for students attending summer instructional programming.

This allows districts to immediately implement face-covering policies that align with the NYSDOH Guidance for Child Care, Day Camp, and Overnight Camp Programs During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.


Effective July 9, 2021, students attending Lake Shore summer programming will follow the guidance below:

● If your child is utilizing school-provided transportation, a face covering MUST be worn while riding the bus.

● While in the school setting,wearing a face covering is encouraged, but not required. (A child always has the option of wearing a face covering if they wish.) 


The District will continue to implement the following mitigation measures during our summer programming:

● We will maximize the physical distance between students based on the number of children in each class and the size of the instructional space.

● If your child is not feeling well or has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please keep them home.

● Thorough cleaning of all spaces will continue to be completed daily.



This updated guidance is specific to summer programming.
We will keep our families and school community up-to-date as further guidance for the 2021-22 school year is released by the New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Health.

If you have any questions regarding this new guidance, please contact the director or building principal of your child’s summer program.

Here is the letter from the Superintendent regarding the updated guidance.

Here is the guidance document from the New York State Department of Health.