NY school mask mandate continues at least 3 more weeks

NY school mask mandate continues at least 3 more weeks

ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday lifted her mask mandate for businesses, effective Thursday, but left it in place for schools through at least early March.The mask requirement also remains in effect as a COVID-control measure in state-regulated health facilities and elder-care facilities; jails and prisons; childcare centers; homeless shelters; domestic violence shelters; and in buses, trains and transportation facilities.Counties, cities and businesses can choose to require masks indoors, but aside from the numerous exceptions, the state is no longer mandating the practice.At a morning news conference, the governor noted that every metric of COVID-19 is substantially better now…
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Gloversville school district received 2 online threats, others impacted by posts

Gloversville school district received 2 online threats, others impacted by posts

While recent threats against schools across the region and nation sparked concern, classes were held as normal on Friday in the Gloversville Central School District after officials determined two online threats were unfounded. Posts circulating on the popular social media app TikTok suggested school shootings would take place nationally on Friday. The alleged threats came just over two weeks after a shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan left four students dead. Those posts and others on different social media platforms had the following impacts locally:Some districts received unfounded threats:Schenectady City School District placed Oneida Middle School into lockout, following an unfounded…
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