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NY Take Action: The Good News, Cuomo’s emergency powers end. The bad news: Last second regulation requires children and un-vaxxed adults to wear masks in public, $1000 fine
The Good News: Last Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the Covid state of emergency would end on Thursday. All his executive orders are null and void. He cannot issue new emergency orders, which also means that he cannot order anyone, including college students, to get Covid shots as a condition of getting an education.
The Bad News, Cuomo, in an attempt to get around the end of the emergency, issued new regulations the night before the emergency ended that requires all un-vaxxed adults and all children age three through 11 to wear a mask while in a public place and are within 6 feet of another person. People who violate this regulation can be fined up to $1000 per occurrence.
This regulation has no basis in science or anything recognizable as law.
Please click here to send Take Action messages to the Governor, Senate Majority leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, Speaker Carl Heastie, and your own State Senator and Assemblymember demanding the revocation of this bogus regulation.
Please contact the following lawmakers and tell them that this regulation that has no basis in either science, law or decency, and must be rejected immediately. Please leave comments on their social media.
Governor Andrew Cuomo (518) 474-8390
@andrewcuomo (Twitter and Instagram)
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Albany: Telephone (518) 455-2585, (518) 455-2715
Albany: Fax (518) 426-6844, (518) 426-6811
District: Telephone (914) 423-4031, Fax (914) 423-0979,
New York City: Telephone (212) 298-5585, Fax (212) 298-5623
Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie
Albany: (518) 455-3791, District: (718) 654-6539
Sen. Brad Hoylman (D), (518) 455-2451, (212) 674-5153
Asm. Deborah Glick (D), (518) 455-4841, (212) 674-5153
Here is the key part of the regulation:
Any person who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance, unless such person is fully vaccinated,
How the Department of Health derives the authority to issue these regulations is not at all clear. The regulation cites Emergency Order 202 as enabling the new rule, just hours before the Emergency expired on the 24th. How can an expired Emergency Order be used to enable a permanent regulation? It is also obscure how these fines will be enforced. Local police? Mask inspectors? Health department personnel?
Under this regulation, a fully-vaccinated mom who lets her three kids aged 6, 8 and 10 swim at a public beach or play in a park unmasked could be fined $3000.
An un-masked person who had Covid and recovered and now has natural immunity walking down a street could be subject to a $1000 fine.
No exceptions are made for swimming or exercising, or anything else because this regulation has nothing to do with health, it is about scaring families into compliance.
More than a year into the Covid event we still do not have any statistically significant data that shows that masks stop the transmission of Covid. Last month. For a recent example, a University of Louisville study concluded, “mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states.”
And this order, like all Covid policy, continues to pretend that millions of people who have had Covid, recovered, and now have immunity from naturally-produced antibodies simply do not exist. The state pretends that immunity can only come from a vaccine. And who benefits directly from that convenient denial of reality?
Is this mask mandate about public health, or a tarnished governor and bureaucrats clinging to the power to punish those who refuse to comply with their arbitrary and capricious orders?
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