New York’s Mask Mandate Remains In Effect While Governor Hochul Pursues an Appeal

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Currents News Staff

New York’s mask mandate is back in effect. An appeals court judge restored the mandate on Tuesday, a day after a lower court judge ruled that Gov. Kathy Hochul lacked the authority to order people to wear face coverings.

The mandate will remain in place while the governor’s administration pursues an appeal. Meanwhile, the Diocese of Brooklyn schools want the mask mandate as an option.

Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have spoken out against the mandate. In a letter written by the Office of the Superintendent, they had hoped Gov. Hochul’s mandate would be eliminated and that they can make masks in class optional. 

The Catholic schools have said they will be following the state mandate.