Albany, NY – New York State Indoor Mask Order Will be in effect after the Court of Appeal judge It suspended the lower court ruling from a day earlier on Tuesday, which suddenly struck a chord and created chaos across schools and businesses.
The results came on Tuesday Following a verdict Monday by Judge Thomas Redmaker, The state Supreme Court in Nassau County, ruled that the rule requiring masks violates the state constitution.
His ruling abruptly overturned part of the rule imposed by Governor Kathy Hochul last month, amid a surge in cases of the corona virus driven by the Omigran variant, which required proof of masks or full vaccination in all public places across the state.
Ms. Hochul promised to fight the decision immediately, while Letitia James, the state’s attorney general, filed a motion to stay the verdict in an attempt to overturn it when the state filed a formal appeal.
On Tuesday afternoon, State Court of Appeals Judge Robert J. Miller sided with the government and granted the ban, allowing the mask rule to be temporarily re-enacted. Judge Miller scheduled another hearing Friday morning.
Despite the relaxation, Monday’s verdict sent a shock of uncertainty across the state, while New York is still struggling with the tail end of corona virus cases and hospital admissions. Parents and teachers are clamoring throughout Tuesday to understand whether children should wear masks in schools, and this renewed the political flash points in wearing masks.
State officials rushed Monday night to inform hundreds of school districts that the ruling only affected state masking rules and did not violate any local or federal rules surrounding wearing masks, and that the masking rule must be followed when there are legal issues. Were washed.
But some schools, especially on Long Island, said the mask orders were particularly divisive, with Judge Radmaker’s decision to allow them to change their policies. On Tuesday staff and students told parents through masks and night and early morning posts on their websites and social media pages that masks would be optional.
City Hall officials, for example, said the decision did not have an immediate impact on New York City’s schools because the city’s Department of Education had put its own masking policies ahead of the state’s mandate.
Ms. Hochul supported the order at a virus conference in Syracuse on Tuesday.
He urged parents and students to follow the mask policy, which is important for overcoming the Omicron variation and keeping children in schools.
“The last thing I want to see is a different trend because people have dropped the masks,” he said.
The rise of omigran in New York is declining, but it is not over. An average of 20,000 people in the state now get tested positive for the corona virus every day, much less than the peak of 90,000 who tested positive on January 7th. The positive rate has also halved from more than 22. Percent to 10 percent.
But New York’s daily case numbers are much higher than the beginning of the uprising in early December, and hospitals across the state are still struggling to treat about 10,000 Govt patients. Hospital admissions have begun to decline, but are at an all-time high since May 2020. Every day more than 130 people across the state die from the virus.
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Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); US Department of Health and Human Services (Hospitals).
Justice Redmaker, Who ran Conservative Party tax, Was elected to the Supreme Court in Nassau County in 2019. The Supreme Court in New York is the state’s highest trial court, but not the Court of Last Attempt; The Court of Appeal is the highest court.
Following his ruling, some school districts on Long Island began telling parents that masks were optional from Tuesday morning.