THE NEW YORK POST: County officials statewide opposed to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate called it “silly,” “misguided” and “unenforceable” on Tuesday — with one rejecting it as “Gestapo tactics” and another saying “we’re not going to become the mask police.”
Since Hochul announced her order on Friday, leaders in 13 Republican-controlled counties have publicly refused to force businesses that don’t require vaccination for admittance to make workers, customers and visitors wear masks.
Among the counties resisting Governor Hochul’s mask orders are: Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess Counties (NYC suburbs), Greene County, Saratoga, Genesee, and Orleans Counties.
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.