Governor Cuomo Orders Employers to Provide Masks

On Sunday, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring employers to supply their employees with masks when in direct contact with the public.  Here is the exact language for the Executive Order

“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.”

The full Executive Order can be found HERE.


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