NYC school mask term ends Wednesday

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the statewide school mask requirement will end this week.

Hochul said Sunday afternoon that the warrant would be lifted effective Wednesday.

In making the announcement, the Governor noted that Covid-19 cases have decreased by 98% since the peak linked to the Omicron variant.

Hochul also cited the Centers for Disease Control’s revised guidelines to end the school masking directive in New York.

The move includes children two years and older in child care.

The governor said New York counties could still require masks in schools. She said parents and guardians can continue to choose to send their children to school wearing masks.

Hochul said the state is “moving in the right direction in our fight” against Covid. She said New York had the lowest seven-day average of pediatric cases since July before the start of the current school year.

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