Breaking News: 5/17/2018
Influenza No Longer Prevalent in NYS
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued a notice this afternoon from Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker declaring that influenza is no longer prevalent in New York State for the 2017-18 influenza season.
This means that New York State health care workers who are not vaccinated against influenza are no longer required to wear masks in areas where patients are typically present. This declaration will remain in effect until the Commissioner declares influenza to be prevalent in New York State.
The notice was posted on the Health Commerce System (HCS) and announced via DOH news release.
To view the Department’s 2013 flu mask requirement, please click here . Please contact HCP Associate for Public Policy Rob Ward with any questions at 518-463-1118.