DOE: Schools may hold outdoor graduations without capacity limits

It said schools must still follow health and safety protocols, requiring students, staff and all in attendance to wear face coverings, have health screenings and continue to socially distance themselves.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2021, 2:29 AM

Updated 1,030 days ago

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Graduation season is in full swing, and as the state lifts many COVID-19 restrictions, the Department of Education updated its guidance on graduations. 
The DOE says its schools may hold outdoor graduations without capacity limits. 
It said schools must still follow health and safety protocols, requiring students, staff and all in attendance to wear face coverings, have health screenings and continue to socially distance themselves. 
The DOE also told News 12 if a school is holding an event at a non-DOE property, the school must work with the venue to ensure it is keeping up with guidelines. 
As of Tuesday, 70% of New Yorkers have at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. Many restrictions were lifted across the city as a result of the milestone.


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