Attorney General James’ Statement on Appellate Court’s Decision to Continue the Stay Preserving New York’s Mask Mandate

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued the following statement after the Appellate Division, Second Department granted her office’s motion to keep the statewide mask mandate in effect during the appeal: 

“We are pleased by the Appellate Division, Second Department’s decision today to preserve the statewide mask mandate pending the appeal. Wearing a mask saves lives. The mask mandate and today’s decision will help in our efforts to fight back this virus. My office will continue to use its full authority to keep New Yorkers safe.”