It’s been a bit of a roller coaster over the past few weeks for the New York statewide mask mandate imposed by Governor Kathy Hochul back on December 13, 2021, but the mandate will now remain in place at least through next Thursday, February 10. Originally set to expire on January 15, then extended to February 1, the mandate was struck down by state Supreme Court judge Thomas Rademaker on January 24, only to be reinstated a day later by the State Appellate Division. In the wake of its reinstatement, the state Department of Health reviewed the mandate and the Governor again extended its provisions for another 10 days through next week, at which time it will be reassessed yet again. It requires all persons over 2 years of age to wear a mask in all indoor settings where the business does not require vaccination. At this juncture, the statewide mandate will be reviewed next week and a further determination will be made at that time as to whether the mandate will expire or remain in effect.