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Keep on Masking: NY Governor Extends Mask Mandate Through February 1, 2022

As we previously reported, in December New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued a mandate requiring that masks be worn in all indoor public places, unless the business or venue requires proof of vaccination for entry.  As part of the state’s “Winter Surge Plan 2.0”, the mandate, which was initially set to expire on January 15, has now been extended for an additional two weeks, through February 1, 2022.

According to FAQs issued by New York Department of Health, the mandate, which provides businesses and venues with the option of requiring masks or proof of vaccination as a condition of entry, applies to employees working in offices. Accordingly, if the employer does not require proof of vaccination as a condition of entry into the office space, everyone must wear masks at all times regardless of vaccination status, except when (1) eating or drinking, or (2) alone in an enclosed room.

New York State has issued posters which businesses and venues may choose, but are not required, to display: a Mask Mandate Poster available in English and Spanish, a Proof of Vaccination Poster available in English and Spanish, and a Face Masks for COVID-19 Poster available in English.

We will continue to monitor developments regarding New York State’s mask mandate and any further extensions.

©2022 Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 6
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Susan Gross Sholinsky, Labor Employment Attorney, Epstein Becker Green Law Firm
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SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims. In 2013, Ms. Sholinsky was named to theNew York Metro Rising Stars list in the area of Employment & Labor.

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Lauri F. Rasnick, epstein becker green, new york, labor, employment
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LAURI F. RASNICK is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice in the firm's New York office.

Ms. Rasnick has significant experience representing employers in labor and employment matters. She regularly advises clients in many aspects of the employment relationship, including avoidance of litigation, employee terminations, disability and religious accommodation issues, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, labor relations, and compliance with federal, state and local statutes. Ms. Rasnick frequently...

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Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper Labor Employment Attorney Epstein Becker Law Firm
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NANCY GUNZENHAUSER POPPER is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

Ms. Popper:

  • Counsels clients on compliance with EEO laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, worker classification issues, and other federal, state, and local statutes governing the workplace

  • Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment...

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Christopher Shur is a Law Clerk - Admission Pending - in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

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