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NY business organizations: mask mandate is better than shutdowns



New York – “Don’t take it out on us.” is the message from several of the state’s business organizations about the mask mandate announced Friday by Governor Kathy Hochul.

In the wake of rising COVID numbers and concerns about the Omicron variant, the mandate was put in place.

The mandate will begin Monday and is set to run through January 15th.

According to the NY State of Politics quotes Heather Briccetti, the president and CEO of The Business Council, “as we have stated in the past regarding similar mandates, we support necessary measures to help stop the spread of COVID.”

According to Briccetti, her organization wants to make sure there are no business shutdowns, as there were in the early days of the pandemic in 2020.

Briccetti also urges the public not to take its frustrations out on business owners or employees.