17 April 2020
Starting Today, New Yorkers Must Wear Face Masks in Public
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released an executive order stating that starting today at 8 p.m., all people in public must wear a mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose, and they must wear it in a situation where they can't or aren't maintaining social distancing.
In addition to the mandatory mask-wearing order, Governor Cuomo also extended New York on PAUSE until May 15th, which maintains that social distancing best practices stay in place and all non-essential workers must continue to stay at home.
Starting tomorrow, all New Yorkers MUST wear a cloth face covering or a mask when out in public and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. pic.twitter.com/rncWmNjyZ0
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 16, 2020