JUST IN: New Jersey to End Mask Mandate for Students, New York Next?

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy confirmed this week that his administration will end the Garden State’s mask mandate for students; saying residents want a return to “normalcy.”

“This is not a declaration of victory as much as an acknowledgment that we can responsibly live with this thing,” said Murphy.

The policy will take effect the second week of March.

“Mr. Murphy’s move follows a decision last month by the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, to rescind his state’s school mask mandate. Delaware also announced a March 31 end to its in-school mask mandate on Monday, and the Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut have said that they were re-evaluating school mask mandates that are soon set to expire,” reports the New York Times.

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