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  •  Clary Middle School students open their lockers on the first day of school.
    file photo
    WAER News
    State health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett says there’s no set date to get rid of New York’s COVID-19 pandemic mask mandate for schoolchildren. Bassett addressed the hot-button issue as she testified at a joint legislative budget hearing Tuesday.
  •  Gov. Hochul holds a COVID-19 update in Buffalo Dec. 22.
    Darren McGee/Darren McGee- Office of Governor
    New York continues to break records for residents testing positive for the coronavirus, even though there is a shortage of at-home tests and there can be long waits at testing centers. Governor Kathy Hochul says more access to testing is coming.