On Wednesday morning, February 9 New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the mask mandate for stores, offices and restaurants would be lifted as of February 10, the date her previous order was slated to expire. The governor did say the mandate will continue for nursing homes, public transportation and schools.
As far as schools are concerned, Governor Hochul has said her administration will continue to evaluate the overall progress of COVID-19 and look to prepare clear guidelines for schools to follow when the mask mandate is lifted. She indicated the mandate will be re-evaluated in March.
The Eastwick Press will have a full report in this week’s paper.