Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement to continue her authoritarian mandates on children, while lifting them for businesses.
 
“Kathy Hochul’s hypocrisy is showing. The science is clear – children are the least vulnerable to COVID-19, but Kathy Hochul refuses to lift mask mandates in schools and continues to enforce the masking of even Pre-K students. Even though multiple Democrat Governors across the Northeast have dropped their mandates, Governor Hochul is forcing three-year-olds to wear masks. It is past time for these authoritarian mandates to end, but to Kathy Hochul, this is clearly about politics, not New York families.”