By KAREN MATTHEWS and MARINA VILLENEUVE
NEW YORK (AP) – Faced with a winter surge in COVID-19 infections, New York Governor Kathy Hochul says face masks will be required in all indoor public places unless businesses the industry or location where the vaccine request is being made. Hochul said Friday the decision to impose the mask was based on the state’s seven-day weekly case rate, as well as the growing number of hospitalizations. The mask mandate applies to both patrons and employees and will be in effect from December 13 to January 15, after which the state will reevaluate. Several states already have mask regulations, including New Mexico, Nevada, Hawaii.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/10/new-yorks-covid-surge-is-back-and-so-is-its-mask-mandate/ New York’s COVID surge is back – and so is its mask mission