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Connections: Local school superintendents on masking guidance

Late last week, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker released a letter he wrote to the CDC about masking guidance for the state. In that letter, he said the state will try to align its guidance for school and summer camps, meaning children and staff who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The changes were set to begin today. But now, state officials say no plans will be adjusted until the CDC has an opportunity to respond to the letter. Meanwhile, some local districts are making their own changes.

This hour, we hear from local superintendents about masking guidance, and we talk to them about their plans for the fall. Our guests:

  • Kathleen Graupman, superintendent of Greece Central School District, and president of the Monroe County Council of School Superintendents
  • Bo Wright, superintendent of Rush-Henrietta Central School District, and vice president of the Monroe County Council of School Superintendents 
  • Gene Mancuso, superintendent of Honoeye Falls-Lima Central School District

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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