Effective Wednesday, March 2, 2022, students and school staff will not be required to wear masks in school settings. This includes children 2 years and older in childcare facilities. Individuals who wish to continue wearing a mask in these settings should be allowed to do so.
The New York State mask mandate is still in effect for the following settings:
- State-regulated healthcare settings
- State-regulated adult care facilities and nursing homes
- Correctional facilities
- Homeless shelters
- Domestic violence shelters
- Buses & bus stations, trains & train stations, subways & subway stations, planes & airports