After more than a year of mandatory mask wearing, New Yorkers who are fully vaccinated are breathing a little easier. As of May 19, in line with CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals need not wear masks in most of New York's business and public settings. (Those who are unvaccinated must continue to wear masks in all public settings, per both NY state and CDC guidance.)
There are exceptions to the new mandate, of course. Among them Pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and healthcare settings will continue to wear masks under NY's existing COVID-19 health guidelines until more New Yorkers are fully vaccinated.
What does this mean for your business? Are you mask free? Still masked? Does it depend on an individual’s vaccination status, or does your business fall under one of the exceptions above? Whatever your situation, we have new signage that can help. As always, it’s free to download and use in your establishment. If you need something more specific, we’re happy to create a custom sign for you. And if you need help printing signs, we can help with that too. Just give us a shout.
Download the new signage here: