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Greene County Legislature writes to governor demanding the school mask mandate be lifted

Feb 20, 2022 1:00 am

Roger Hannigan Gilson is reporting for the Times Union that Greene County officials sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul February 17, demanding that she drop masking requirements in New York schools no later than Feb. 25. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, run by scientists, currently recommends wearing masks to prevent sickness and death. The letter from the legislature, which is not made up of scientists, demands the mandate requiring unvaccinated teachers to be frequently tested be dropped, as well. Hochul in August ordered universal masking in schools, and last week confirmed she would reconsider the policy on March 4 and possibly rescind it later that week. With schools closed this week, the legislators are asking for Hochul to speed up her timeline by a week, without citing any scientific reason. Read the full story in the Times Union.