13 New York counties refuse to enforce governor’s new mask mandate

By Laurel Duggan

A quarter of New York’s counties are refusing to enforce a new mask mandate imposed by Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, the New York Post reported.

Hochul ordered every indoor business in the state to either check vaccine status at the door or require masks, with fines of up to $10,000 per violation from Dec. 13 to at least Jan. 15.

The 13 Republican counties fighting the mandate include the major New York City Suburbs of Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland counties, accordingto the New York Post.

“My health department has critical things to do that are more important than enforcing this and I think small businesses have been through enough already,” Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus said, the NYP reported. He said he was opposed to “using Gestapo tactics and going business to business and asking them if they are enforcing masking.”

“We don’t have the resources or even the desire to engage in a mandate that we don’t believe is going to produce a measurable outcome,” Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro told the NYP.

“What am I going to do, station somebody at a Walmart 24/7? It’s silly,” Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden commented, according to the NYP.

Officials from other New York counties complained that they didn’t have the resources to enforce the mask mandate, and that it would distract from vaccinationefforts, the NYP reported.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities for this original content, email licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

Image courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York

2 thoughts on “13 New York counties refuse to enforce governor’s new mask mandate

  1. Interestingly, in Florida if a business asks a customer for vaccine proof “THEY” (the business) gets fined up to 10,000. NO wonder everyone is moving to FL

  2. A cold day in hell has arrived where New York State appears more human and common sense friendly than…Chinarmont.
    Go figure.

    Occam’s Razor: Its all a lie to control and manipulate us into compliance with a communist coup that has already taken place, at this point. And we are just waking up to the reality as it hits home.

    These are COMMUNIST tactics people. These are not the rulings of a free nation.
    These are the rulings of a fascist slave nation.

Comments are closed.