Gov. News Release on End of Masking

Governor Kathy Hochul announced plans to end the state mask requirement in schools starting on March 2, 2022. The governor made this decision based on the analysis of several key COVID-19 data trends and after consulting with health and education experts, as well as parents, teachers and school administrators. The announcement also follows recent changes in metrics used by the CDC to determine risk and transmission levels in communities. Other mitigation measures should remain in place.

Read the full news release here.