On May 19, 2021, New York adopted the CDC guidance for wearing masks & face coverings. Many of the New York Forward initiatives, launched in the spring of 2020, are also being rolled back or modified, at the same time.
- Fully vaccinated individuals will not need a mask and are not required to socially distance in many circumstances.
- Individuals who are not fully vaccinated, and over two years of age, will continue to be required to wear masks in public spaces, and maintain 6 foot social distancing.
- New York State offers the “Excelsior Pass”, which is proof of vaccination, and can be downloaded on a person's phone, or printed off of a computer. For businesses who wish to check for proof of vaccination status, the Excelsior Pass offers a reliable and convenient way to check. Alternatively, businesses may use the honor system, and request that patrons who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask.
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