Statement from County Executive Pat Ryan on Masks in Schools

“Throughout the pandemic, we have prioritized the health and safety of our children. Thankfully, COVID-19 cases in Ulster County have declined 97% since the Omicron surge and the public health risk is significantly reduced. In line with New York State’s decision to lift the mask requirement for children two years and up, and based on the CDC placing Ulster County in the “Low” COVID-19 Community Level, children in Ulster County two years old and over will no longer be required to wear masks indoors in school or childcare settings effective March 2.”