NYC Extending Toddler Mask Mandate a Week Amid ‘Upward Trajectory' in COVID Cases

New York City plans to extend its mask mandate for toddlers in daycare and public 3-K school programs through next week at least because of an “upward trajectory” in COVID cases, sources familiar with the decision confirmed Friday.

The plan right now is to reevaluate the ongoing and controversial order after that. Earlier Friday, Mayor Eric Adams said in a radio interview he hoped to lift the order “within a week” but noted it would depend on his health team’s recommendations around the contagious omicron subvariant fueling a fresh uptick in cases citywide.

A statement is expected from City Hall on the issue later Friday. The reported decision could

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