August 4, 2021
Dear Yellowjacket Parents/Guardians, Faculty and Staff,
As I draft this message, my hope remains that you are all well. I am writing to share that the Oneonta City School District has been informed that Otsego County has reached the “substantial transmission” designation for COVID-19. In the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), once an area reaches this designation, masks should be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. This is also a position supported by the Otsego County Department of Health. As such, the Oneonta City School District, effective immediately and until further notice, we will require that masks be worn indoors and on our buses regardless of vaccination status.
This is an unfortunate turn of events but one that will hopefully protect our students, staff, and their respective families as we continue to deal with this virus.
Thank you for your understanding and stay well.
Mr. Thomas Brindley
Superintendent of Schools