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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay On State Appellate Court’s Mask Mandate Ruling

“The confusion and chaos surrounding Gov. Hochul’s overreaching mask mandate reached an unfortunate peak today. A state Supreme Court judge struck down the requirement yesterday. And in the aftermath, conflicting messages from state officials provided no answers for the students, parents and communities searching for clarity. From the beginning, I have said that unilateral requirements like the one being forced onto New Yorkers by the Hochul Administration are decisions that should remain at the local level. The Appellate Division has granted a stay of the governor’s order, but it’s time for all of us to move on from mandates, fear and confusion.”