New York claims mask mandate still in place amid appeal, despite judge’s order

The New York state government is instructing schools to ignore a court ruling that blocked a school mask mandate, claiming that the requirement remains in effect while they appeal.

The State Education Department told schools that they need to continue to follow the pandemic-inspired mandate because it is “automatically” put on hold as the appeals process plays out, but not everyone is going along with this.

“It is SED’s 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,” the Department said in a statement.

After the match, Shapovalov clarified his remarks, saying he “misspoke” on the game officials but stood by his stance on Nadal.

“I misspoke when I said he’s corrupt or whatever I said,” he said after the match, via Reuters. “It’s definitely emotional, but I do stand by my side. I think it’s unfair, you know, how much Rafa is getting away with.”

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