Hochul says ‘mask up’ as judge grants stay allowing statewide mask mandate to remain effect pending appeal

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Gov. Hochul called on New Yorkers to continue covering their faces Tuesday as the state appealed a court ruling striking down the state’s COVID mask mandate, sparking confusion among schools and businesses. The state was granted a stay by Appellate Court Judge Robert Miller, keeping Hochul’s mask mandate in place while the appeal process continues. “I’m encouraging parents and students to continue doing what they’re doing because the last thing I want to see is a different trend because people gave up on the masks,” Hochul said at an event in Syracuse. In a statement following the s…

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