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All students and staff are assessed every morning to determine that they are free from symptoms of COVID-19, other contagious illnesses, and that they are well enough to be on-site.

March 15, 2022

Dear Academic Explorers Families & Community Members,

As of March 2, 2022, New York State Office of Children and Family Services announced that they are no longer requiring adults and children to wear masks in child care programs. They stated that it individual child care programs could choose to enforce a requirement if we choose to do so. With the exception of a spike in cases around the holidays and a few cases earlier on last year, we have been fortunate enough to avoid frequent exposures that shut down our operations. We would prefer to keep doing our due diligence to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.


Therefore, masks are still mandatory regardless of vaccination status for all adults and children 2 years of age and older at all Academic Explorers locations until further notice. Our team plans to review the effectiveness of this requirement and revisit the risk next month. Our goal is to get to a point where all our children, families, and team members are comfortable with making the decision to make masks optional, but we are not quite there just yet.


We will provide an update next month.

Click here to review our most recent guidance issued from New York State.

Be safe and be well,

Danielle C. Paige, President

P.S. At this time, New York State is not mandating child care providers to close their programs. For confirmation of that, click here.

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