As instances retreat within the Northeast, the New York State Supreme Court struck down the Gov. Kathy Hochul‘s statewide mask mandate, saying it’s unconstitutional and in violation of state legislation.
Nassau County Government Bruce Blakeman applauded the choice.
“Tomorrow morning, our faculty youngsters are going to have the ability to go to highschool and never need to put on masks, and that these mandates are not in impact, with respect to all the mandates that the Supreme Court docket dominated in opposition to the governor and the well being commissioner,” Blakeman stated Monday night time.
Hochul responded, saying in a press release, “My accountability as governor is to guard New Yorkers all through this public well being disaster, and these measures assist forestall the unfold of COVID-19 and save lives. We strongly disagree with this ruling, and we’re pursuing each choice to reverse this instantly.”
In the meantime, the Food and Drug Administration is revoking emergency use authorization for COVID antibody medicine from Regeneron and Eli Lilly. Each drug makers had stated their medicine are much less efficient in opposition to Omicron.
In Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont visited a faculty in Bridgeport to verify on COVID security measures. He additionally highlighted his administration’s efforts to assist college districts, together with distributing COVID assessments for college students and employees.
And in New Jersey, college students in Paterson returned to colleges as in-person studying resumed Monday. Faculties switched to distant instruction after the vacation break throughout the Omicron surge.