On May 2, Superintendent Michael J. Deegan announced that social distancing requirements will end on May 16, 2022 at Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York. In his letter to families, Superintendent Deegan wrote:

As we welcome spring, we are reminded not only of the joy of the Resurrection, but also of the joy of the familiarity of being together, both in class and in the traditional spring sacraments and celebrations in schools. We have such great anticipation for upcoming Communions, Confirmations, and graduations which are the true hallmarks of the season.

I am pleased to announce the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York will end social distancing requirements beginning on May 16, 2022. While we will continue to remain vigilant, and, when possible, to socially distance, these restrictions will no longer be mandated. Our schools will continue to ensure adequate ventilation in the buildings, and those who wish may wear a face mask.

We do this with a firm confidence that as partners in your child’s education, you will continue to be responsible and monitor for symptoms, practice good hand washing hygiene, and test regularly.

We look forward to welcoming you back for the next school year as our students continue to excel and grow in confidence, knowledge, and faith.


Mr. Michael J. Deegan
Superintendent of Schools
Archdiocese of New York