|Mayor Eric Adams criticized the judge's ruling against the statewide school mask mandate but says|
the NYC mandate will remain.
“As Governor, my top priority is protecting the people of this state. These measures are critical tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, make schools and businesses safe, and save lives,” Governor Kathy Hochul said Tuesday. “I commend the Attorney General for her defense of the health and safety of New Yorkers, and applaud the Appellate Division, Second Department for siding with common sense and granting an interim stay to keep the state’s important masking regulations in place. We will not stop fighting to protect New Yorkers, and we are confident we will continue to prevail.”
|Sign outside a business in Times Square in New York City, December 15, 2021. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)|