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New York Governor Lifts Mask Mandate for NYC Subways

  • Commuters have been confused by varying rules about masks
  • Decision is about restoring ‘some normalcy to our lives’
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul lifted the state’s mask requirement for public transit, removing one of the last remaining government mandates of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hochul announced the decision on Wednesday after months of confusion among commuters befuddled by varying national, state and local rules on where face coverings are required. Covid numbers are stable, putting the state “in a good place now,” she said.