An appeals judge has restored New York’s mask mandate.
Tuesday's ruling comes a day after a lower court judge ruled that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration lacked the constitutional authority to order people to wear face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Judge Robert Miller granted the state’s request for a stay of a Long Island judge’s ruling while Hochul's office appeals it.
The attorney who challenged the mandate on behalf of a group of parents says he will continue to fight.
He calls the mandate unconstitutional.
Monday’s ruling overturning the mask mandate caused a day of confusion for parents.
Some school districts quickly announced masks would be optional and others continued to enforce them.