Parents, pols sue to reverse New York’s school mask mandate

Upstate lawmakers and parents filed suit against the state Department of Health on Friday, seeking to reverse the mask mandate in public and private schools, new court papers show.

New York State Sen. George Borrello and Niagara County Legislator John Syracuse — along with a group of parents and one school — brought the Albany County Supreme Court lawsuit against Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker and Gov. Kathy Hochul opposing the rule that went into effect Aug. 27 requiring students, teachers and staff statewide to mask-up or face potential fines.

Gov. Kathy Hochul instituted a mask mandate in schools to get “children back to school and protecting the

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