Jan 28, 2022 - Health

New York mask mandate extended through Feb. 10

A photo of a mask sign in New York.

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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.”
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