Client Alert 
January 25, 2022

Yesterday, a Nassau County judge issued a decision ruling that the NYS mask mandate is unenforceable. This created understandable confusion about whether NYS’ mask mandate remains in effect. NYS’ mask mandate does remain in effect for the time being. NYS has already filed an appeal, and the appellate court stayed the Nassau County decision – meaning that the mask mandate remains in effect until there is a decision on the appeal.

So, for now, unless a business requires and confirms that everyone on premises is fully vaccinated, then businesses must require everyone on premises, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask.

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This memorandum is published solely for the informational interest of friends and clients of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP and should in no way be relied upon or construed as legal advice.