Ra Reacts to State Health Department Extension of Mask Mandates

A Statement by Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square)

“As I’ve been saying for months, local districts and health departments should be determining what measures are being utilized in our schools and activities. Any statewide mandates should be coming from the state Legislature as laws — not overreaching orders from faceless agencies.

“When meeting with many parents and school officials in our community, the constant feedback has been for transparency with our districts and community. People need to know what data is being relied on and what metrics have been identified to ultimately end mask mandates. As Gov. Hochul highlights that her administration will represent a new era of transparency, I hope she’ll join me in calling on the state Department of Health to be fully transparent and convey this information immediately to all New Yorkers.”