Gov. Hochul Says Masks Are Now Mandatory in Day-Care, Child-Care Centers

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Governor Hochul has announced a new policy that she hopes protects the state's youngest residents from COVID-19.

The governor said on Wednesday that children over the age of two and employees at day care centers and childcare centers will have to wear masks. Hochul says kids are at high risk of contracting the virus since there currently isn't a vaccine available for anyone under the age of 12. Masks are already mandatory at places like schools, health care facilities and while using public transportation.

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