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Drop the Mask: NY No Longer Requires Proof of Vaccination or Masks for Most Businesses, but Employers’ Obligations May Not End There

USA - February 11 2022 On February 9, 2022, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state is largely discontinuing the mandate that businesses require proof…

Sanjay V. Nair, Alka Ramchandani-Raj

Vax Up, Speak Up, or Stay Home: New York City Issues New Guidance on Vaccination Mandates for Private Workplaces and the Key to NYC Pass

USA - December 16 2021 As previously reported, New York City’s vaccination mandate for private employers goes into effect on December 27, 2021. This measure, issued as an…

Daniel Gomez-Sanchez, Emily Haigh, Devjani H. Mishra, Sanjay V. Nair, Mark T. Phillis

Second Circuit Upholds New York’s Vaccination Mandates for Healthcare Workers Without Religious Exemptions

USA - November 11 2021 In a November 4, 2021 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld New York’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, rejecting…

Terri M. Solomon, Kelly C. Spina

New York Updates Its Model HERO Act Plan Regarding Face Covering Requirements

USA - September 24 2021 On September 23, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor updated its requirements for face coverings contained in its model airborne infectious…

Sanjay V. Nair

New York Designates COVID-19 as a Highly Contagious Communicable Disease, Triggering NY HERO Act Obligations

USA - September 8 2021 On September 6, 2021, the New York State commissioner of health designated COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease, thereby triggering…

Sanjay V. Nair