top of page

NY is pulling back its strict indoor mask mandate

New York is dropping its strict indoor mask mandate as the surge in Covid-19 cases as cases and hospitalizations continue to fall in all regions, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday.

“Positivity rates down and hospitalizations are down, cases per 100,000 (people) are down and new admissions are down,” according to Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday (CNBC). “So New Yorkers, this is what we’ve waiting for —tremendous progress after two long years.

“We’re not done. But this is trending in a very, very good direction, and that is why we are now approaching a new phase in this pandemic,”

“We’re not surrendering. This is not disarmament. We’re going to continue to be adaptable and responsive to the changing circumstances,” she said. “But again, the trends are very, very, very positive.”

The move likely won’t affect places that have federal mask requirements, such public transportation and airplanes, or public schools, she said. Localities may also continue to require masks in certain settings.

17 views0 comments


bottom of page