New York State Provides COVID Guidelines for Public Schools That Now Include a Mask Mandate

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ALBANY, NY (SBN) — As public-school students return to classrooms in New York, the state health department has new guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools. In March, the Centers for Disease Control revised its federal pandemic guidelines for schools – now New York’s Department of Health has clarified how those guidelines should be applied in the state. While the C-D-C recommends reducing social distancing requirements from six-feet to three in classrooms, the new state guidance specifies circumstances when six feet of distance should be maintained. Hear more about the new guidelines in this radio news report from SBN correspondent Steve Lubetkin.