Outdoor mask mandate lifted; updated guidance released

Dear parents/guardians,

This morning, Gov. Cuomo announced that school districts can lift the requirement that students must wear masks outdoors. Guidance on mask use indoors remains in place.

The updated guidance, reflecting Gov. Cuomo’s announcement, was released this evening. You may read it here.

 As a result, starting Tuesday, June 8, all QUFSD students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer be required to wear a mask outside on school grounds; this includes outdoor school sports as well.

Inside our school buildings, we will continue to allow longer and more frequent mask breaks while our students are seated at their desks. Thank you for your continued partnership. I am proud to be a Spartan!


Kyle L. Gannon
Superintendent of Schools