State Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) has issued the following statement regarding Youngstown State University’s COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year:
“I strongly commend YSU’s decision to not require masks for students as we head into the fall 2021 semester. As a former YSU student, I’m proud to be a Penguin as they are opening back up their institution correctly in getting back to normal.
“This is the prime example of how the rest of our state institutions should be operating. They have weighed the options and responded appropriately with their precautionary guidelines while not mandating heavily burdensome restrictions. As the legislator of the Mahoning Valley, be assured we have several bills at the Statehouse moving forward to lift school mask mandates.
“I personally have drafted an amendment for my introduced House Bill 350 that will end mask mandates for all public schools. I anticipate further discussions and deliberations on this legislation and others as they move forward in our legislative process throughout the remainder of the year.”