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Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., was pictured at a New York high school without wearing a mask, while students pictured around him were all masked-up.
The picture was taken during Bowman's visit to New Rochelle High School on Jan. 31. where he was visiting with students and discussing a recent murder within the community, according to a local newspaper.
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Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., was pictured at a New York high school without wearing a mask, while students pictured around him were all masked-up. (City School District of New Rochelle)
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New York has a mask mandate in effect for all public schools in the state, and the City School District of New Rochelle said that it "continues to enforce New York State’s indoor mask mandate in school settings."
Rep. Bowman tweeted on Feb. 3 that individuals should continue to "mask up."
FILE PHOTO: Jamaal Bowman speaks at a watch party as he takes an early lead in the democratic primary for New York's 16th Congressional District in Yonkers, New York (Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo)
"Make sure to mask up, stay safe, and get boosted. We must protect our elderly and immunocompromised community members," Rep. Bowman tweeted.
In a newsletter, the school district said that Rep. Bowman spoke with students at the high school.
"Congressman Jamaal Bowman and Superintendent Jonathan Raymond met with New Rochelle High School students, teachers, and administrators this past week," the newsletter said.
While at the Westchester Jewish Council Gala on Feb. 5, Rep. Bowman was also seen maskless in a picture he tweeted.
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Jamaal Bowman campaigns for congress at a polling place in Mt. Vernon, New York, U.S., June 23, 2020. (Reuteres/Lucas Jackson)
Bowman did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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