Mask mandates continue to fall by the wayside nationwide. New York is the latest state to lift some of its COVID restrictions —Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement Wednesday.
“At this time, we say that it’s the right decision to lift this mandate for indoor businesses and let counties, cities and businesses to make their own decisions on what they want to do with respect to mask or vaccination requirement,” she said.
“That is why we feel comfortable to lift this in effect tomorrow,” Hochul said.
New York City is expected to keep the mandate in place and still recommend that people wear masks, sources told The Post.
“The Dec. 10 mandate ordered Empire State businesses without vaccination requirements to compel workers, customers and visitors to wear masks in most public indoor settings, including grocery stores, shops and offices,” the Post reports.
“Hochul, who has faced mounting pressure to also lift her school mask mandate, said she would make an assessment on schools the first week of March, after kids have been back in school from the mid-winter break.”
Connecticut, Oregon, New Jersey and Delaware announced lifting some of their COVID restrictions earlier this week as well.
The nation continues its slow walk back to normal.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 9, 2022