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Gov. Cuomo gives county & city governments power to issue school mask mandates

NY has second lowest infection rate in nation
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Posted at 1:02 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 13:02:19-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo is now giving county and city governments the power to issue mandates for area schools and school districts.

During a conference call Wednesday morning, the Governor said the decision was made after his office received a request from a County Executive downstate. The Governor did not specify whether a mandate would also cover private schools.

During Wednesday's conference call, Gov. Cuomo also shared some encouraging news about New York's current COVID-19 infection rate.

According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, New York has the second-lowest COVID-19 infection rate in the nation. Maine currently has the lowest rate.