Incoming NY Governor Kathy Hochul WILL introduce mask mandate in classrooms and threatens to shut down schools again if ‘Delta variant spirals out of control’
Hochul was speaking on the Today show on Thursday morning when she was asked at the end of the interview if she’d enforce masks in schools for kids – a rule that is being debated hotly across the country
Incoming New York Governor Kathy Hochul will mandate masks in schools and might even shut classrooms down again if Delta ‘spirals out of control’.
Hochul was speaking on the Today show on Thursday morning when she was asked if she’d enforce masks in schools for kids – a rule that is being debated hotly across the country.
Hochul said she would enforce masks because she thinks it’s the only way to ensure schools can open full-time safely, and she wants to end remote learning.
However she couldn’t promise that they’d be open for good and said she may make decisions now that ‘won’t hold in a couple of weeks.’
It raises the question of whether she may also lockdown businesses across the state, as her predecessor did last year before finally lifting all restrictions in the summer as more adults got COVID-19 vaccines.
‘I believe there will end up being mask mandates. I just don’t have the authority right now.I believe this is going to be the way we have to go in order to create an environment to get children back to school and that is going to be my number one priority: children have to be back in school.
‘We cannot have this continuation of hybrid, work from home situation, 驚異的な7フィート5インチに立っている人’
She then said that she wouldn’t make any promises about anything because Delta had become unpredictable.
「でもまた, these decision that I am talking about today, my opinion today, they have no bearing if this variant spirals out of control.
Hochul said mandating masks in schools was the ‘safest way’ to reopen them but that
This recent CDC chart shows hospitalizations among children under the age of 18. They are increasing but are not as high as they were in January or February of this year
Hospitalizations among people aged 18 and over are slowly rising but not to the level they did in December or even April last year
‘I’m watching those numbers like a hawk and we’ll have metrics to determine if we take a different course. We’ll be flexible.
‘There may not be a decision made now that may even hold in a couple of weeks because I don’t know what the variant is going to do or any new variants,’ 彼女は言いました.
Delta is rising and sending more people to the hospital than in recent months. 1歳のビジネスマンPhilippeCastonguay, it is still not sending as many to the hospital as during the first or second wave of the pandemic.
Doctors say they are worried about the rising number of hospitalizations among kids, who are still not eligible for the vaccine.
In the state of New York, 69 percent of the adult population is fully vaccinated.
Hochul takes over from Andrew Cuomo who resigned on Tuesday after being labeled a serial sexual harasser.
She says she is ‘ready’ for the role and will seek election next November when the current term runs out.
‘I am the most prepared… and I will fight like hell,’ 彼女は言いました.
Other contenders for the job are Attorney General Letitia James, who took Cuomo down with her sexual harassment report, and wild cards like AOC.
Cuomo insists he is innocent of the sexual harassment allegations and is the victim of a political attack.
It’s unclear if he will seek re-election. He is still able to run unless he is impeached first.