Teachers, parents across LI await COVID-19 guidance as Gov. Hochul takes office

As Gov. Kathy Hochul takes office, many parents and teachers across Long Island are waiting to see if the state issues official guidance when it comes to COVID-19 and the classrooms.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2021, 10:18 AM

Updated 1,061 days ago

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As Gov. Kathy Hochul takes office, many parents and teachers across Long Island are waiting to see if the state issues official guidance when it comes to COVID-19 and the classrooms.
On Monday night, the South Huntington School Board laid out its reopening plan, but no decision was made on whether or not masks will be required indoors.
The superintendent says the decision was because Gov. Hochul is expected to implement her own mask requirement. For now, the South Huntington district says masks will be required on school buses.
However, glass desk barriers in the classroom and daily health screenings will be eliminated.
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Meanwhile, several other districts across the area have decided to make masks optional, including Massapequa, Farmingdale and Locust Valley.
In Commack, kids can take them off when they're sitting at their desks.


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