Kathy Hochul

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Person.png Kathy Hochul   TwitterRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Kathy Hochul, November 2017.jpeg
BornAugust 27, 1958
Buffalo, New York State
DiedAugust 27, 1958 (Age 0)
NationalityUS
Alma materSyracuse University, Catholic University of America
PartyDemocratic Party (United States)

Employment.png Governor of New York

In office
August 24, 2021 - Present
Preceded byAndrew Cuomo

Employment.png Lieutenant Governor of New York

In office
January 1, 2015 - August 23, 2021

Kathleen Courtney Hochul is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 57th and current governor of New York since August 2021.

In the 2014 New York gubernatorial election, Andrew Cuomo selected Hochul as his running mate; after they won the election, Hochul was inaugurated as lieutenant governor. Cuomo and Hochul were reelected in 2018. Hochul took office as governor of New York on August 24, 2021, after Cuomo resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment, a controlled event.

In September 2021, Governor Hochul declared "The vaccine is from God” and “I need you to be my Apostles”

Decisions

In September 2021 she announced various mask requirements, including that staff, visitors, and children ages 2 and older must wear face coverings at child care facilities.The mask mandates apply to individuals medically capable of using a mask, irrespective of their vaccination status. [1]

  • According to the regulation issued by the New York State Department of Health, all health care workers in New York State, at hospitals and nursing homes, are to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with the first dose received by Monday, September 27, 2021. According to official figures, as the deadline loomed, 16 percent of the state’s roughly 450,000 hospital workers, or about 70,000, were not fully injected.[2] Workers who are terminated because of refusal to take the injection are not to be eligible for unemployment insurance.[3]

The plan to handle the health care firings includes preparing to sign an executive order if necessary to declare a state of emergency that seeks to increase workforce supply and allow qualified health care professionals licensed in other states or countries, recent graduates, retired and formerly practicing health care professionals to practice in New York State. Other options include deployment of medically-trained National Guard members.[3]



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