COVID-19 Vaccination Briefs for May 17, 2021

CDC Guidance Eases Mask Restrictions: On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the easing of indoor mask restrictions for fully vaccinated people except for certain crowded indoor settings. Masks are still required in health care settings, and the Cuomo Administration is also still reviewing the guidance to determine whether to adopt it in New York State.

“We have received the newly revised guidance from the CDC regarding mask wearing and social distancing for those with vaccinations and are reviewing them in consultation with Dr. Zucker and our partners and health experts in surrounding states,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. (more…)


COVID-19 Briefs for May 3, 2021

DOH Again Modifies Return-to-Work Guidance: The state Department of Health (DOH) has updated its “Interim Health Advisory: Revised Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure — Including Quarantine and Furlough Requirements for Different Healthcare Settings” here.    (more…)

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