Other (Schools, Masks, etc.)


Preparing for the 2022-2023 School Year, K-12

School Buses/Vans:

Masks are also not required on school buses or vans.  However, when potential exposure and after 5 days of isolation, masks should continue to be worn in busses/vans and at school for days 6-10. 


  • It is up to individual businesses to determine and enforce mask wearing. The public is expected to comply.

Masking Requirements still in effect at:

  • state-regulated healthcare settings; 
  • homeless shelters; 
  • state-regulated adult care facilities; 
  • correctional facilities; and
  • domestic violence centers

NYS will continue to distribute tests, masks, vaccines, and retain the flexibility to re-examine and make adjustments as needed.

 NYS will not stand for harassment against anyone or business that still choses to wear or require masks.