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New York drops mask mandate in schools: Hochul says it’s up to counties and parents

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Sunday that it would be up to counties and parents to determine whether students would be required to mask up when heading to school. Lifting the mask mandate in New ... more
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Here is what the CDC thinks about changing mask mandates

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Many states have announced that they are dropping mask mandates. The rationale behind this is rising immunity and increased vaccination levels, but the CDC is concerned. COVID-19 vaccine for infants, toddlers may be available by ... more
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Republicans blast Hochul administration for continuing COVID-19 regs as other states roll them back

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During Tuesday's Joint Legislative Budget Hearing and in a letter to Gov. Hochul, Assembly Republicans blasted the administration for continuing to force mask mandates onto New Yorkers as COVID rates retreat and neighboring states roll ... more
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Parents, administrators, and state leaders split on in-school masking: Late-February eyed as time for mandate to end

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There has been a lot of focus on the state's mask mandate for indoor public spaces. Most of that attention has been on businesses and schools. While one of those is expected to see the ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature tables measure on mask mandate enforcement, Health Department’s efforts have been educational

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The Cayuga County Legislature has tabled a measure that would have instructed the county Health Department not to enforce Governor Kathy Hochul's mask mandate. Last week, the Governor extended the mandate for businesses to February ... more
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School mask mandate could fall with rest of executive order if found unconstitutional, despite Hochul efforts to prove otherwise

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What's next for New York's mask mandate in schools? Attorneys say it comes down to how the state's highest courts rule on it. Governor Kathy Hochul says the mask mandate imposed on private businesses, covering ... more
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New York mask mandate extended through February 10, then will be reassessed every two weeks

County Health Official emphasizes the importance of personal protection and vaccinations as COVID cases rise again in the region
New York's embattled indoor mask mandate has been extended. At least for a week- pending any further court action on the matter. Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Friday that the state's mask mandate would be ... more
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New York mask mandate set to expire in days: Will Hochul try for extension amid legal backlash?

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Will Governor Kathy Hochul extend the indoor mask mandate in New York? That question looms large over state politics, as a legal battle continues over the 'mandate' set to expire on January 31. Counties and ... more
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Appellate Judge Robert Miller issues stay on New York mask mandate: Face coverings still required indoors

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New York still has a mask mandate. Appellate Court Judge Robert Miller issued a stay of a lower court ruling, which struck down the state's mask mandate. In short, it means the Governor Kathy Hochul's ... more
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Supreme Court: Hochul did not have authority to enact mask mandate in businesses or schools

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A New York State Supreme Court Judge in Nassau County says Governor Kathy Hochul did not have the authority to enact a statewide mask mandate. The judge ruled the mask mandate unconstitutional. The mandate was ... more
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COVID-19: How long do N95 masks last?

County Health Official emphasizes the importance of personal protection and vaccinations as COVID cases rise again in the region
Is it okay to keep re-wearing your N95 mask? Experts advise people to wear stronger masks to protect from the Coronavirus as the omicron variant spreads throughout the country. President Joe Biden is planning to ... more
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Social media catches maskless Senator Kirsten Gillibrand entering Latham restaurant

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Social media is leading the criticism Senator Kirsten Gillibrand after she was spotted entering a restaurant without a mask. Syracuse.com reports a video posted to a social media account belonging to Innovo Kitchen in Latham ... more
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Cayuga County Board of Health caught in the middle as county lawmakers vote against mask mandate enforcement

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In a special session Thursday, the Cayuga County Board of Health voted to take no action in the wake of a County Legislature vote on New Year's Day not to enforce what Governor Kathy Hochul ... more
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Anti-vaccine and anti-mask mandate rally scheduled for Wednesday at state Capitol

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On the day Governor Kathy Hochul is scheduled to give her first State of the State address, anti-vaccine and mask mandate protestors have scheduled a demonstration outside the state Capitol in Albany. Long Island Newsday ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature votes not to enforce state mask mandate, but what does the vote mean?

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The Cayuga County Legislature has voted not to enforce Governor Kathy Hochul's announced mask mandate. But what does the vote mean? The vote came after Republicans, who gained control of the new legislature voted to ... more
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GOP Seneca County Legislators turn back potential vote on Hochul mask mandate enforcement

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Republicans on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors turned back a measure Tuesday that would have forced a vote on Governor Kathy Hochul's mask mandate. The Finger Lakes reports Lodi Supervisor Kyle Barnhart made a ... more
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With masks returning, which ones would be the best to avoid catching COVID-19?

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Mask mandates appear to be coming back, which has a number of people scrambling to stock back up on masks. This time, it's the Omicron variant that many people are hoping to avoid contracting. When ... more
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Monroe County launching campaign to ensure businesses stay open

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Monroe County is about to launch a campaign to make sure businesses stay open in the wake of an increase in reported cases of COVID-19. News 10 NBC reports County Executive Adam Bello will unveil ... more
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Hochul plans to introduce bill to make “fully vaccinated” mean booster shot

Monroe County offers vaccine incentives for children five to 11 years old- Is it legal?
Governor Kathy Hochul intends to introduce a bill in the state Legislature that would officially change the definition of "fully vaccinated" to mean having had a booster shot. At a news conference, she said the ... more
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