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New York walks back mask mandate for kids in summer camps and daycare after backlash

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is walking back a mask mandate for kids at summer camps and daycares following outrage from parents and local officials. The state will now “encourage” — but not require — unvaccinated children over 2 years old to wear face coverings in childcare settings. “This mandate was never based in science or simple common-sense, especially at a time when he (Gov. Andrew Cuomo) was signaling that mask wearing will soon be a thing of the past for many adults,” state Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt (R-Erie County) said in a statement. “It caused unnecessary frustration and confu…

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