Governor Hochul's new, comprehensive plan includes a universal mask mandate, vaccines for school employees, and a COVID-19 testing in schools program.
Kathy Hochul is the 57th and first female Governor of New York State.
Governor Kathy Hochul began her career in public service on her local Town Board before serving as Erie County Clerk, and then as a member of Congress for New York’s 26th Congressional District. She more recently served in statewide office as Lieutenant Governor and now as the first female Governor of the State of New York.
Most COVID-19 restrictions across commercial and business settings have been lifted as 70% of New Yorkers 18+ have received the first dose of the vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine is here. Get the facts on the vaccination process in New York State.