On April 12, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order stating that essential workers must wear face masks. The order takes effect beginning at 8pm on Wednesday, April 15th.
The executive order specifically states:
“For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law. This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.”
Furthermore, all New York residents will be required to wear facial coverings when in public and social distancing is not possible. This order takes effect Friday, April 17th. Please click here for more details.
For additional information on coronavirus related regulations, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding this regulation.