Update Jan. 25: Mask rule to remain in effect while court proceedings continue

As you may be aware, on Monday, Jan. 24, a Nassau County Supreme Court judge ruled that the way the state created its mask mandate was unconstitutional and a violation of state law. However, following a court hearing today, a “stay” was issued on this decision. This means that the mask mandate will continue to be in effect at statewide while court proceedings continue.

At this time, all members of the North Colonie Central School District school community, including staff, students and school visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while in our schools. There is no change to the health and safety protocols we have been following in recent months as it relates to masks.

As has been the case throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our school community. We also remain committed to providing the most up-to-date information to our staff and families. As this most recent situation evolves, we will continue to update you. Thank you for your continued partnership.