Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, announced on Sunday that the requirement for a mask in state schools will be lifted before March 2.
At an introductory meeting in Albany, the Democrat cited a declining COVID-19 case and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
She said counties and cities could keep their own mandates in place and parents could still choose to send their children to school in masks.
The new rules that apply on Wednesday apply to children 2 years and older in childcare. New York State has 2.7 million school children, of which about 1 million are in New York City.
Earlier this month, Hochul allowed a wide-ranging mask mandate for most interior settings to expire, but said the schools’ demand would remain in place. She had promised to review the school question for the first week of March.
The broad-spectrum mandate was introduced while the COVID-19 wave was driven by the omicron variant of the coronary artery virus in December.
Masks are still needed in some places, including public transportation.
New York will lift the mandate of the state school mask before March 2
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