Throughout the upcoming months, we may have to continue to implement masking as a strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, RSV, and the flu virus for limited portions of time within our facilities. See below for current hospital-specific masking guidelines.
Masking will be optional for individuals in most other health care facilities unless signage indicates otherwise.
For the safety of our high-risk and/or immunocompromised patients, masking remains mandatory for the following individuals/facilities:
Due to the prevalence of flu in New York State, visitors to acute care facilities must be 12 years or older. Specific units may have different restrictions. See below for additional restrictions.