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Masks Required in Indoor Public Places

Effective Dec. 13, masks must be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.
Reopening Guide
Implementing CDC Guidance

New York has adopted the CDC recommendations for fully vaccinated people for most businesses and public settings.

Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with the new CDC guidance. Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals, even in settings where the New York Forward guidance has been lifted.

Implementing CDC Guidance

Reopening New York
Industry Guidance
Archived Guidance

Archived New York Forward industry reopening guidance documents are no longer mandatory.  These documents are being made available as a public reference and resource only.

Active Guidance

These New York Forward reopening industry guidelines are still in effect.

Aid compliance with state reopening guidelines

COVID-19 Data in New York
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COVID-19 Resources

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