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School board member asks district to support lawsuit against state mask mandate

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School board member Chris Dorr asked board members to write a letter of support for two Nassau County school districts suing to overturn the state's mask mandate in schools. Former schol board candidate Monique Parsons, on behalf of a new group called Save Our Schools-Riverhead, demanded the district become a plaintiff in the suit.

Anti-mask residents sound off at Riverhead school board meeting Tuesday

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Some Riverhead Central School District residents continue to speak out against mask mandates, despite an indoor mask mandate being adopted by the Board of Education and mandated by Governor Kathy Hochul. 

Hochul orders universal masking in all schools, says she will pursue options for vaccine mandate for school employees

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Gov. Kathy Hochul dove head-first into controversial waters on her first day in office with the announcement of a back-to school plan that includes a universal mask requirement in all schools, as well as pursuing options for a potential vaccine mandate for school employees, with a weekly testing requirement for staff who remain unvaccinated.

Hochul to order universal masking in schools

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Gov. Kathy Hochul said today she is immediately directing the State Department of Health to institute universal masking for anyone entering schools.

Riverhead school board adopts universal masking plan for start of school year

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A split board voted 4-3 Tuesday night to approve a school reopening plan recommended by the superintendent of schools that requires students, teachers and staff to wear masks when they return to school in September,
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