New York State's COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance Are Lifted

New York State's COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance Are Lifted effective June 15, 2021 Across Commercial Settings, including:

  • Retail,
  • Food Services
  • Offices
  • Gyms
  • Fitness Centers
  • Amusement and Family Entertainment
  • Hair Salons
  • Barber Shops
  • Personal Care Services
  • And Among Others

Unvaccinated individuals are responsible for continuing to wear a mask, per Federal CDC guidance

Large-Scale Indoor Events Venues, Pre-K to 12 Schools, Public Transit, Homeless Shelters, Correctional Facilities, Nursing Homes and Health Care Settings Must Still Adhere to Existing COVID-19 Health Protocols Per CDC Guidelines

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on June 15th, 2021 that COVID-19 restrictions that including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing are lifted immediately or are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings. 

Unvaccinated individuals are continued to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with federal CDC guidance. Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals.

Businesses are authorized to require masks and six feet of social distancing for employees and/or patrons within their establishments OR adhere to CDC guidance, which advises that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or be socially distanced, but unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and be socially distanced in most settings.* This provision applies across most commercial settings, including but not limited to retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services, among other settings.

The Department of Health strongly recommends masks and six feet of social distancing in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown. ​Any mask requirements that businesses choose to implement must adhere to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act).

Having EBC HR & Payroll Solutions, Inc. on your team allows you to move forward with confidence, knowing that we’re doing right by your employees, doing right by you, and it’s all being done in accordance with all the latest rules, regulations, and laws.  Human resources are a vital aspect of any organization and we know that HR personnel can become inundated by laws and regulations as they work to establish HR and Safety policies and procedures. EBC is dedicated to offering solutions for your organization’s human resources challenges. Our philosophy is to provide a comprehensive, wide range of services to all our clients.

For more information regarding on-site HR solutions, please speak reach out to Kelley Siembida, Senior HR Sales Consultant at 716.228.4601 or ksiembida@ebchcm.com