Catching Up with the Latest New York COVID-19 Restrictions

June 23, 2021

As a bonus to Bond’s June 22 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, Bond government relations attorney Caitlin A. Anderson addressed some frequently asked questions about New York State’s current COVID-19 restrictions.

  1. Do unvaccinated New Yorkers still need to wear masks and maintain social distance? Answer: Yes.
  2. Do employers still need to administer health screening questionnaires? Answer: Mostly no. The exceptions are industries for which reopening guidance documents still apply. Go to to check.
  3. Are businesses permitted to continue requiring masks and health screenings in the workplace? Answer: Yes.
  4. Can businesses open up their common areas (i.e., lunchrooms, vending machine areas)? Answer: Yes, but remember to require masks and social distancing of unvaccinated employees.

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • OSHA's COVID-19 Guidance, FAQs and Unresolved Issues
  • HERO Act Amendments and New Deadlines
  • Update from Albany
  • What COVID Laws/Restrictions Remain and FAQs

Click here to view the webinar in its entirety or to register for upcoming Tuesday presentations.