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Incoming N.Y. Governor Wants Mask Mandate, Plans to Run in 2022

  • Kathy Hochul takes over in two weeks after Cuomo resigns
  • First female governor in New York says she’ll run in 2022 race
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Incoming New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she is meeting with the state health commissioner to discuss again requiring masks in schools as Covid-19 cases from the contagious delta variant continue to tick up.

“I believe that there will end up being mask mandates. I just don’t have the authority to do so at this point,” she said on Thursday during an interview with the Today Show.