Regulation for Prevention of Influenza Transmission by Healthcare and Residential Facility and Agency Personnel

*Influenza is not prevalent in NYS.

Accordingly, at this time, section 2.59 of the New York State Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR § 2.59) no longer requires all healthcare and residential facilities and agencies regulated pursuant to Article 28, 36, or 40 of the Public Health Law, to ensure that all personnel, as defined in the regulation, not vaccinated against influenza for the current influenza season wear a surgical or procedure mask while in areas where patients or residents may be present.

*This page will be updated when the status changes.

Be advised that this declaration does not supersede current guidance regarding the use of facemasks related to COVID-19. For the latest information and guidance on COVID-19, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), please visit the NYSDOH COVID-19 website.


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