The New York State Education Department is sending a clear message to the New York State Supreme Court on its ruling that mask mandates are unlawful: we don’t care.
The Daily Wire obtained an email written by school Superintendent Kristin Swann saying that the department “continues to mandate that all individuals in school settings must wear masks.”
“The State Education Department (SED) continues to mandate that all individuals in school settings must wear masks under the current regulations until legal appeals are exhausted,” Swann said in the email.
“Please understand that this mandate was communicated to ALL school districts from the New York State Education Department as of this evening,” she wrote.
“According to the email, the education department said it’s their ‘understanding that the Department of Health will appeal the Nassau County Supreme Court decision, which will result in an automatic stay that will unambiguously restore the mask rule until such time as an appellate court issues a further ruling. Therefore, schools must continue to follow the mask rule’ [emphasis original],” DW reports.