The fact that neck gaiters aren’t considered an acceptable face covering while in school is ridiculous. It is a myth that they aren’t a good form of protection that was recently debunked in an article by the Scientific American. To demand that parents purchase only specific face coverings after they have already spent money on neck gaiters is insane. The school should provide face coverings if they are going to be so picky.

Written by on September 18, 2020

A. COVID-19 is a public health pandemic and requires that we all work together to keep each other safe. The most recent guidance from the NYS Department of Health says that gaitors, bandanas and masks with air filters are not acceptable face coverings to help stop the spread.