Jan 29, 2022 - Health
New York mask mandate extended through Feb. 10
New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul extended the state's mask mandate that requires face coverings in all indoor settings until at least Feb. 10.
Why it matters: The extension comes days after a New York appellate judge granted a stay on the state's indoor mask mandate after a lower court judge struck down the rule.
The big picture: The mandate, which was re-implemented in December, requires face coverings in all indoor settings unless a business requires proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Hochul said if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to trend downward, the mask mandate may be lifted, per AP.
- “We’ll be extending that just through Feb. 10,” she said. “Probably a couple days before then we’ll be evaluating. But if we continue on this rapid trend downward we’ll be in a good place. If it levels off or something else happens, I need that flexibility.”