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NY mask mandate for all indoor public places starts Monday



New York – Unless the business or venue has a vaccine requirement for entry, mask-wearing will now be required in indoor public places in New York.

According to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announcement made on Friday, the action takes effect Monday. It will be re-evaluated on Jan. 15, a press release stated, “based on current conditions.”

According to the press release, the move was made due to cases and hospitalizations rising in New York.

“We shouldn’t have reached the point where we are confronted with a winter surge, especially with the vaccine at our disposal, and I share many New Yorkers’ frustration that we are not past this pandemic yet,” the governor said.