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Essential Businesses Must Provide Face Coverings for Workers

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According to an Executive Order by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, as of Wed., Apr. 15 at 8 p.m., all essential businesses must provide face coverings for employees who are present in the workplace when they are in direct contact with customers or members of the public.

The order states that businesses must provide, at their expense, face coverings for their employees due to the COVID-19 health crisis. 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.

For more information visit: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20216-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency.

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All essential businesses must provide face coverings for employees who are present in the workplace when they are in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Photo credit: Warwick Valley Dispatch/Katie Bisaro

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