Beginning Monday, December 13th, 2021, New York State indoor public places including businesses and venues must implement a mask requirement or require proof of fully vaccinated status. This is a major action to address the winter surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations that are rising statewide and locally.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced on December 10th, 2021, that masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. The requirements are in effect until January 15, 2022, at which time they will be re-evaluated. Healthcare settings, schools, correctional facilities, public transport, and public transportation hubs are still covered under the latest masking determination and continue to require mask wearing.

Any indoor space that is not a private residence is considered an indoor public place under this requirement. For more info, visit the links below:
> Commissioner’s Determination on Indoor Masking Pursuant to 10 NYCRR 2.60 >>
>FAQ: Proof of Full Vaccination or Mask Requirement for Businesses and Venues >>
>Governor Hochul Press Release

A violation of any provision of this measure is subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 for each violation and will be enforced by Delaware County Public Health and New York State Department of Health.

COVID-19 vaccination and booster sites can be found at or Delaware County Public Health is also providing vaccination clinics which can be found at

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