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New York governor imposes indoor mask mandate with $1k fine


December 10, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has ordered all businesses to implement an indoor mask mandate punishable by a $1,000 fine unless they require a Covid-19 vaccine pass, citing a winter surge in cases and blaming the unvaccinated.

Businesses and venues that do not require a vaccine pass for entry will have to ensure everyone over the age of two wears a mask “at all times while indoors,” Hochul announced on Friday. The mandate will go into effect on December 13 and stay until at least January 15, 2022, when it will be re-evaluated.

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