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WKBW wkbw.com 15 Sep, 2021 19:00 am

Gov. Hochul announces universal mask requirement for child care and daycare centers

Gov. Hochul announces universal mask requirement for child care and daycare centers
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a universal mask requirement for child care and daycare centers in the state effective today in response to the Delta variant and recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a universal mask requirement for child care and daycare centers in the state effective today in response to the Delta variant and recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.The requirement applies to New York State Office of Children and Family Services-licensed and -registered child care centers, home-based group family and family child care programs, after-school child care programs and enrolled legally exempt group programs during operational hours.- NYS Governor's Office According to the governor's office the requirement brings the state into compliance with CDC guidance issued in July and brings child care facilities into alignment with school masking requirements announced by Hochul on her first day in office.With the Delta variant on the rise, requiring masks at state-regulated child care, mental health, and substance abuse facilities is a key part of our broader strategy for slowing the spread of the virus, reopening our economy safely, and protecting vulnerable members of our population.

This new mask requirement ensures that children in our child care facilities receive the same protection as children in our schools.- NYS Governor's Office The governor's office said the requirements apply to anyone medically able to tolerate a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

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