YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — As we see extra COVID restrictions lifted within the Tri-State Space, some mother and father wish to know why their youngsters nonetheless need to preserve their faces lined at school.
Dutchess County Govt Marc Molinaro says video of state leaders celebrating reveals a double normal.
“The management of the state of New York convened in a lodge conference heart, no masks, clearly having fun with themselves,” he mentioned.
He says everybody seems to be returning to a way of normalcy whereas mother and father nonetheless don’t have any say relating to youngsters sporting masks in school.
“There’s a have to get our youngsters again to regular,” he instructed CBS2’s Thalia Perez.
Some pissed off mother and father say it’s unsuitable that kids spend six hours a day in a classroom sporting a masks whereas restrictions are dropping all over the place else.
“The masks actually doesn’t assist. It simply causes extra points, particularly for the little ones that may’t preserve it on. You always acquired to inform them, and so they really feel like they’re doing unsuitable. It’s not a pleasant feeling for the little ones,” trainer Denise Martienz mentioned.
Thursday night time was the primary New York Islanders recreation below the up to date UBS Enviornment coverage that makes mask-wearing non-compulsory and lifts the proof of vaccination or destructive check consequence requirement to enter the sector.
“I nonetheless wanna be secure. I’m gonna put on my masks. I’m vaccinated. I’m boosted. I’m sporting my masks. It’s in my pocket,” one fan mentioned.
“I imply, you may nonetheless get COVID regardless that you’re vaccinated. So I simply wanna be secure,” one other fan mentioned.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy dropped the state’s masks coverage for colleges. That may take impact the second week of March.
Mario Roa is a retired New York Metropolis faculty trainer and has two kids in Yonkers public colleges. He says sufficient is sufficient.
“At this level, it’s like a punishment,” he mentioned.
Gov. Kathy Hochul has maintained that she’s going to think about dropping the coverage in colleges, however not till after the winter break.
CBS2 reached out to the governor’s workplace concerning the masks mandate however didn’t hear again.
CBS2’s Thalia Perez contributed to this report.