January 31, 2022 Mask Mandate – State Health Commissioner Issues January 31, 2022 Determination
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
We are writing to advise you that the mask mandate for all indoor public places, which was set to expire on February 1, 2022, is now in effect until February 10, 2022.
The new expiration date is set forth in the New York State Department of Health’s (“NYSDOH”) revised “Commissioner’s Determination on Indoor Masking Pursuant to 10 NYCRR 2.60.” This revised Determination issued today does not change any other aspect of the mask mandates. At this time, the mask mandates for P-12 schools, healthcare settings, adult care facilities regulated by the NYSDOH, correctional facilities and detention centers, homeless shelters and public transportation will remain in effect until February 21, 2022.
Currently, there are no further updates related to the stay of the January 24, 2022, Nassau County Supreme Court Decision and Order that declared the NYSDOH’s mask mandate null and void. As long as the stay is in place, the State’s mask mandates are in effect (until they expire) and can be enforced by the State.
We will continue to keep you updated regarding the status of the mask mandates. If you have any questions, please contact one of our attorneys at 631-694-2300.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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 The regulation that makes the Determination possible currently expires on February 21, 2022.