New York State to Drop Mask Mandate Ahead of Midterm Polling

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2022
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New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will end the controversial mask mandate on Thursday, according to a report in the New York Times.

While the science of coronavirus transmission has not changed since the beginning of the pandemic, Hochul will announce an end to the restriction on Wednesday with implementation occurring the day after, the Times reported.

New York State joins other Democratic states including New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, Delaware, and California in easing the mandates in the coming month, with Connecticut weighing the decision as others have been doing almost since the coronavirus...

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