Flu Prevalent, and Masks Required

  • Feb 12 2016

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared that the influenza virus is prevalent in the state.  This announcement means that health care workers who have not received the flu shot must wear masks in areas where patients are typically present.

The Commissioner’s Health Advisory is available online, as is a press release about the announcement and the regulation.

The flu prevention regulation covers not only health care providers who are employed by a facility, but also contractors, volunteers, and students.  10 N.Y.C.R.R. § 2.59(a)(1).  Providers with questions about the requirement are welcome to contact the Healthcare Consulting Group at O’Connell & Aronowitz, PC.

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