New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she has reinstated a statewide mask mandate. The mandate becomes effective on Monday, December 13, 2021 and requires masks to be worn in all indoor public places.

If a business has instituted a vaccine mandate, the business is exempted from this new requirement.

Noncompliant businesses will face penalties of up to $1,000 per violation, which will be enforced by local departments of health.

Gov. Hochul will reassess the necessity of this mandate on January 15, 2022.

If you have questions about COVID-19, or how to incorporate public safety efforts into your business or workplace, give us a call. We’re here to help.