Flu Mask Requirement Remains in Effect

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

We have received several calls in recent days regarding the flu mask regulation. As of today, the Commissioner of Health HAS NOT yet lifted the requirement for staff who are not immunized against the flu to wear masks. Per the NYSDOH Influenza Surveillance website, there is still a widespread incidence of influenza across the state.  As soon as the requirement is lifted, the Commissioner will notify facilities via the HCS and we will send another MM.   

NYSHFA contact: 

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