NY Gov Issues Statewide Indoor Face Mask Mandate

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Hochul issued a statewide mask mandate on Friday, ordering the use of face coverings in all New York businesses that do not require proof of vaccination, as the state grapples with a winter wave of coronavirus cases that continues to stretch hospitals thin.

The directive will enter force on Monday and last for at least a month, according to the governor’s office, and impact all public indoor spaces that lack the proof-of-jab measures. Since Thanksgiving, the state’s seven-day average of cases has spiked by more than 40%, and the hospitalization rate has climbed by almost one-third.

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