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Could Kathy Hochul allow the State Department of Health to universally mandate masks in classrooms?

Kathy Hochul will soon step up as Governor, and one of things she has already made clear is her belief that the State Department of Health has the ability to mandate masks in schools.

Something like that would take the burden off the school districts that have mandated masks themselves.

Hochul has stated that universal masking is they key to have kids return to school safely.

Dr. Aaron Johnson, superintendent of West Irondequoit Schools where the mask mandate was reinstated, says he understands parents that are against the mandate but that the district is listening to the experts.

Peter Forsgren, Fairport School Board President, says many silently support the mask mandate.