At least 13 counties in New York are outright refusing to enforce Governor Kathy Hochul’s new mask mandate. Gov. Hochul recently announced a mask mandate for all private businesses but provided no resources to enact the ridiculous rule, instead requiring private businesses to do her dirty work for her.
According to The Daily Wire:
According to the New York Post, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus ripped Hochul, telling the governor he opposes “using Gestapo tactics and going business to business and asking them if they are enforcing masking.”
“My health department has critical things to do that are more important than enforcing this and I think small businesses have been through enough already,” Neuhaus ripped, adding, “God forbid the governor directs the state police to go out and enforce it.”
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, a Republican, said masks are encouraged but “it wasn’t a dictate” for the county.
“We don’t have the resources or even the desire to engage in a mandate that we don’t believe is going to produce a measurable outcome,” he explained. “It’s difficult enough in an emergency to tell people something they should do, but even more so now when [Hochul’s] predecessor frankly squandered public trust.”
Governors across the country have been cracking down on Covid measure out of concern for the new omicron variant.