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Toddler mask mandate reversed after pressure

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UPDATE -- ALBANY (WBNG/NEWS10) -- According to our affiliate in Albany, New York state has reversed the mask mandate for kids as young as two years old in daycare and camp settings after pushback continued on Monday.

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New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt led a virtual rally Monday to call for the reversal of the latest mask mandate for young children over 2 years old.

Ortt said several parents and childcare providers have called his office calling for action after the latest mask guidance includes a new mandate for children over the age of two to wear masks at daycare and camps.

"I can tell you over the past week, and I speak for my colleagues, my office has been inundated with phone calls from parents, from phone call providers, the parents are angry," Ortt said.

For more on this story and what are parents and camps have to say on the matter, click here.

Kienan Dixon

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