New York to abolish masks in schools on March 2

New York State to abolish masks in schools on March 2 as the number of coronavirus cases continues to decline.

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — New York City will end its mandatory mask-wearing measure in schools and childcare centers on Wednesday (March 2) after a sharp drop in the number of coronavirus cases. New York Governor Katie Hosul tweeted: “It’s not easy, but students, teachers and parents are ready to fight this outbreak. We have reached this delightful point through active cooperation.”

The new measures come after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a easing of mask-wearing guidelines in buildings covering most of the United States. As for the latest guidelines for wearing masks in schools, the CDC recommends continuing only in areas where COVID-19 is affected. still very epidemic

However, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said New York State may suspend the wearing of face masks at schools on March 7 if the total number of coronavirus cases. It hasn’t skyrocketed much between now and Friday.

Adams said in a statement that “Schools have been one of the safest places for children since the coronavirus began. And we will make appropriate public health decisions to keep children safe, including allocating enough masks for students and school personnel who still need to wear masks.”

The New York State Public Health Office website states that The rate of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 The state’s positive for the seven-day average was 1.9 percent on Friday (Feb 25), down from more than 20% in early January.

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