Statement from Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh Regarding Mask Mandate in Schools

“Today, Governor Hochul announced the state mandate requiring masks in schools will be lifted this Wednesday, March 2.  It will then be left to individual counties to decide whether to continue such a mandate.  We have previously said that Niagara County would not continue that mandate if the decision were left to us.  We continue to hold that view and want to be clear that Niagara County will NOT be implementing any local mask mandate for our schools."