No schools change mask rules following Nassau executive's order

Gov. Kathy Hochul implied that she would consider cutting funding from schools that violated state policy.

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2022, 5:30 PM

Updated 830 days ago

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It's been over a week since Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed an executive order letting schools decide on mask mandates. So far, no schools have changed their policies.
Gov. Kathy Hochul implied that she would consider cutting funding from schools that violated state policy.
The county executive tells News 12 school boards are "being bullied" into compliance.
“Can you imagine? They want to take money away from our kids because their parents don't want them to wear masks? That's not the America I grew up in,” says Blakeman.
Blakeman says schools have told him privately they feel threatened due to the governor's comments.


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