Gov. Cuomo Issues Executive Order; Includes Face Covering Requirement

Please be aware that yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 206.16.  The last paragraph on page 2 states:

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.

While it does not appear that “members of the public” includes co-workers, we are watching for clarification. In the meantime, including co-workers in proximity may be prudent.

Nicholas J. Fiorenza, Esq., President & Managing Partner
Ferrara Fiorenza PC
5010 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057
Tel: (315) 437-7600


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