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Hochstein's COVID Safety Information


Tuesday, March 1, 2022 


Dear members of the Hochstein community,
Over the past few days, we have seen guidance from the CDC and local health officials supporting a change to optional masking in schools, and Gov. Hochul has lifted NYS’s mask mandate in schools as of Wednesday, March 2.
Across Monroe County, individual school districts are implementing mask- optional policies. Effective Wednesday, March 2, Hochstein will move to a mask-optional policy. This policy will be reassessed at any time when changes in local conditions make it necessary.
Please note:
  1. Anyone at Hochstein is welcome to wear a mask at any time.

  2. If a Hochstein student/parent requests that a faculty member wear a mask in their studio/classroom, they are expected to comply.

  3. Faculty members may wish to discuss masking in their studios/classrooms with students. If your/your child’s teacher requests that students in their studio/classroom continue to mask, your consideration will be appreciated. However, teachers may not impose a requirement for masking.

  4. Please continue to practice other safety protocols such as distancing and hand-washing; our teachers are asked to continue use of air purifiers/open windows, etc. as much as possible.

  5. Our COVID guidelines for potential exposure, or if you are experiencing symptoms, will remain the same at this time and will be updated when needed. The current guidelines can be seen by using the link below.

There will be different perspectives among our Hochstein community about the necessity or appropriateness of masking. I know that we can count on each other to treat everyone with respect, even if our perspectives differ.
I am grateful for all your efforts to maintain safe practices over the past two years. Thank you for continuing to adapt to new scenarios.
All the best,
Please Click here to access the Student COVID-19 Guidance document which outlines what to do in the event of symptoms, exposure, or a positive test.


Please note that rental concerts and WXXI's Live from Hochstein concerts may have different protocols. Please check out the individual event listings on our Calendar page for that information.