Zeldin joins Republicans calling for mask mandate to end at New York’s schools

Rep. Lee Zeldin who is running for governor in New York, urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state leaders to end the requirement for masks at schools.

Pandemic restrictions have been steadily easing over the last several months- and infection rates are among the lowest they have been in upwards of a year.

Zeldin contends that guidance should be eased in schools, too. Advocates have also called for a full-reopening of schools in the fall, as some districts continue aspects of pandemic restrictions into the spring.

“If Governor Cuomo would trust the science and use basic common sense, he would lift the mask mandate on New York’s school children today. Our kids have suffered too much already throughout this pandemic in so many destructive ways, developmentally, mentally, emotionally and physically,” Zeldin said. “No one is more desperate for and deserving of a return to normalcy than our youngest generation.”

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