Mask Mandates for Young Children Overturned by Staten Island Judge: Statement from Borough President Vito J. Fossella

This is overdue but welcome news for young families.

We believe it’s time to move on from these mask mandates and that is certainly true for these young children. My hope is that the city does not appeal the judge’s decision.

The court has ruled that this mask mandate is unconstitutional. Let it be.

Banner Image: Masks Mandates. Image Credit – cromaconceptovisual

BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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