From Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H. Acting Commissioner of Health:
Face Covering/Masking Requirements:
1. Healthcare settings:
a. Personnel: After careful review and consideration of CDC recommendations for face masks in healthcare settings regulated by the Department, I hereby adopt such recommendations, imposing them as requirements, where applicable. Accordingly, all personnel, regardless of vaccination status, in a healthcare setting (i.e., facilities or entities regulated under Articles 28, 36 and 40 of the Public Health Law) shall wear an appropriate face mask in accordance with applicable CDC exceptions, until this determination is modified or rescinded.
b. Visitors to Healthcare Facilities: After careful review and consideration of CDC recommendations, all visitors over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering/mask shall be required to wear a face covering/mask in health care facilities, regardless of vaccination status, subject to applicable CDC exceptions, and until this determination is modified or rescinded.
To read the entire document go to:NYSDOH Mask Determination