Borough President Vito J. Fossella Urges New York To Follow New Jersey In Removing Mask Mandates For School Children
“With the Governor of New Jersey announcing that he is removing the mask mandate for school children in his state as of mid-March, I am once again urging New York State & City leaders to follow suit and eliminate the mask mandate for our school children, and allow parents to make the choice for their child.
For the last three years, Staten Islanders have gone to New Jersey for restaurants, to play youth sports, for entertainment, and other activities where there are less restrictive measures - taking their spending dollars with them which can be better spent on Staten Island.
COVID cases in New York have declined dramatically. We’ve passed the point where New York can eliminate the mandates, make masks optional, and give our kids back the freedom to learn, socialize, and enjoy being kids.”