Hochul extends NY mask or vaccine policy through at least Feb. 10

Gov. Kathy Hochul is extending New York state’s mask or vaccine policy through Feb. 10. It was set to expire on Feb. 1.

Hochul says the mask and vaccine policy will now be evaluated every two weeks, instead of on a basis of months.

"If we continue on this rapid trend downward, we’ll be in a good place. If it levels off or something else happens, I need that flexibility," said Hochul.

An appeals judge recently restored the mandate, overruling a state judge who said Hochul’s administration lacked the constitutional authority for the mandate.