How Long Island Businesses Are Implementing State’s New Mask Rules

December 14, 2021

Businesses across Long Island navigated the state’s new requirement that masks be worn in indoor public spaces Monday, with store signage doing a lot of the heavy lifting to let shoppers know they needed to cover their faces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The rules apply in restaurants, grocery stores, offices and arenas, among other indoor spaces, and businesses can alternatively choose to admit only vaccinated patrons to avoid enforcing the mask rule.

Labor attorney Domenique Camacho Moran said she has already fielded several calls from business clients asking how to mitigate pushback to the mandate from vaccinated employees, many of whom only got the vaccine to avoid masking in the workplace. “It’s an emotional response from most employees,” said Moran, a partner at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale.

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