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Essential Workers in New York Must Wear Face Coverings

Essential Workers in New York Must Wear Face Coverings
This effort will help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

As of 8 p.m. ET on April 15, essential workers in New York must wear face coverings. This effort will help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

This mandate applies to sanitation workers, as well as other essential workers like healthcare professionals and grocery store employees.

News 12 has more information:

Starting tonight at 8 p.m., all of New York's essential workers must wear masks.

Besides medical professionals, the mandate includes everyone from postal workers, sanitation workers and employees of grocery stores – all workers who have direct contact with the public.

Officials say face coverings don't have to be anything specific, like an N95 respirator.

Read the full story here.

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