Blakeman Signs 3 Executive Orders on Masks in Schools, Businesses, County Offices


Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed three executive orders on Thursday reaffirming that Nassau will not follow New York State’s mask mandate, instead leaving it up to local school boards, small businesses, and individuals to decide on mask wearing.

Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a statewide mandate requiring masks indoors at all schools, businesses, and offices in December in anticipation of a winter surge in Covid cases, which is now in full swing. The mandate lasts until Feb. 1, at which time it will be reevaluated.