Influenza Mask Requirement FAQs – Response Requested by COB 7/18

Karen Morris and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

The DOH has compiled the attached FAQ document related to the requirement that will go into effect this influenza season requiring unvaccinated personnel to wear masks when working in areas where residents are present.  We are still awaiting the DAL, however, the associations will be attending a meeting with DOH this Friday to discuss the FAQs. We ask that you review the attached document with your Infection Control Staff, DON and Medical Director and if you have additional questions, please send them to by COB Thursday 7/18.  We will include your questions in our discussion with DOH.


NYSHFA contacts: 

Nancy Leveille
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support Services
518-462-4800 ext 20 


Karen Morris
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 ext 15 


refer to mm2013-382