Statement from Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on the Mask Mandate in Schools and Daycare Centers

Robert G. Ortt

February 14, 2022

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Today, Senate Republicans put forward an amendment to finally end the mask mandate in schools and daycare centers, but not one Senate Democrat had the courage to stand in support of it. Our Conference put this important amendment forward on behalf of the millions of New Yorkers who are beyond tired and fed up with overreaching mandates from Albany bureaucrats. 

This amendment was an opportunity for every New Yorker to learn where their State Senator stands on this issue, and it’s clear: Senate Republicans stand with New Yorkers, and Senate Democrats are content to let political science continue to drive the decisions coming out of Albany.