- THE GOTHAMIST - Chau Lam - APR 2, 2022 -
Democrats are destroying our children.
Remember, children face virtually NO RISK.
New York City children ages 2 to 4 must wear face coverings when they return to their classrooms and daycare facilities on Monday, and continue to do so until a higher court reviews a decision by a Staten Island judge to strike down the city’s mask mandate, or until the city drops it.
State Supreme Court Justice Ralph Porzio on April 1st ruled in favor of a group of parents who sued Mayor Eric Adams and city agencies in March to overturn the mask mandate, arguing that the city’s policy is “absurd” because the requirement was lifted for children 5 and older. The lawsuit also said the city does not have the authority to impose the mask mandate.
Judge Porzio agreed and issued a one-page decision saying the city’s policy was “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.”
In an interview on Saturday, Michael Chessa, an attorney who represents the parents, said they were delighted Judge Porzio had agreed with them that parents should decide whether their children wear face coverings in classrooms and daycare centers. The parents were disappointed, however, that the judge’s ruling will not go into effect.
“On Monday morning when parents send their children to school, they won’t have that choice,” Chessa said.