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New York Joins Connecticut in Ending Indoor Mask Mandate

May 18, 2021

On Monday, May 17, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York joined Connecticut’s Gov. Ned Lamont in adopting last week’s new CDC guidance eliminating the indoor mask mandate for individuals who are fully vaccinated.  Lamont had previously adopted the new guidance the prior week.  The new rules for both states go into effect May 19th.  These decisions come after the CDC issued its new guidance last Thursday that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.

May 19th had already been marked as the day both New York and Connecticut were preparing to lift most of their remaining COVID-19 restrictions which had been in place since the beginning of the pandemic. 

It is important for business owners to note, although New York and Connecticut will now permit most businesses  to allow fully vaccinated people to return without masks, it will still be up to individual business owners to decide whether they want to continue to require masks.

Brody and Associates regularly advises management on complying with the latest state and federal employment laws.  If we can be of assistance in this area, please contact us at info@brodyandassociates.com or 203.454.0560.