Gov. Kathy Hochul Voices Support For School Mask Mandate, Calling It 'An Important Step'; On Long Island, Some Parents Push BackHochul also said while she does not have the executive power to mandate vaccines for teachers, she is working with the education community to make it happen.
Connecticut Gov. Lamont: Statewide Mask Mandate In All Classrooms To Stay In Place For At Least First Month Of SchoolLamont's executive order requiring masks in schools is set to expire with the rest of his special executive powers Sept. 30.
Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul Says She Supports School Mask Mandate; NYC Steams Ahead With In-Person Learning PlanKathy Hochul said Thursday getting students back into the classroom full time is a priority and, if up to her, masks will be required. However, she will get school districts' input.
Gov. Murphy Expected To Mandate Masks In New Jersey Schools This Fall For All Students K-12As the COVID-19 cases continue to tick up, some parents said they saw the mask plan coming.
Parents Rally On Staten Island, Call On NYC To Lift Mask Mandate For Public School Students This FallThey say it should be up to parents if their child wears a mask in schools starting in September. 
Parents On Long Island Call For Students To Be Allowed To Go Maskless In SchoolThey say kids are suffering in the heat. 
As COVID Pandemic Eases And Restrictions Loosen, Mask Confusion GrowsCDC and state guidelines in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut allow fully vaccinated people to take off their masks in most indoor and outdoor situations, but leave it up to the individual business to require face coverings or not. 
New York State No Longer Requiring Masks In Schools; Local Districts Will DecideNew York City's public schools will continue its mandatory mask policy. 
Parents, Children Rally Across Long Island For Change To Mask RequirementPeople who are fully vaccinated can take their masks off in most places. But where does that leave children? 
Mask Guidelines In New Jersey Remain Unchanged, But Many Other COVID-19 Protocols Eased As Summer ApproachesLess than two weeks from Memorial Day weekend, the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes could have a big impact down at the Jersey Shore this summer.
To Mask Or Not To Mask Pits The Cautious Among Us Against Those Strongly In Favor Of Personal ChoiceStarting Wednesday, New York will follow the new CDC mask guidance. It means that fully vaccinated state residents can take their masks off, inside and outside in most places, regardless of crowd size.