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12.21.21 Advocacy Alert: What’s the Latest on Biden’s Vax/Test Mandate?

In early November, the Biden administration released a requirement that all employers with 100 or more+ employees require them to be vaccinated or test weekly. Almost immediately, the rule was challenged in court, leading to conflicting information. Here’s what we know going into the final days of the year.   Timeline  November 4: OSHA releases “Vax or Test” rule. 

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12.13.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Statewide Mask Mandate Now in Effect

Starting today, Governor Kathy Hochul is imposing a mask mandate for all indoor public settings in New York State.  According to guidance from the New York Department of Health, an indoor public place is any indoor space that is not a private residence.     The mandate comes with one notable exception: venues that require proof

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12.10.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Hochul Imposes Statewide Mask Mandate

This morning, Governor Kathy Hochul announced she is imposing a mask mandate for all indoor public settings in New York State, effective Monday.   The mandate comes with one notable exception: venues that require proof of vaccination for entry do not have to require masks.   Hochul said she will reassess the state’s COVID-19

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11.23.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Erie DOH Releases Details on New Mask Mandates 

Erie County Health Commissioner Gale Burstein just released a detailed order with new pandemic protocols, clarifying the County Executive’s announcement yesterday.  Anyone over two (2) must wear a mask in all indoor public settings, regardless of their vaccination status. Any indoor employees must wear a mask when interacting with patrons. Anyone using public transit or other

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11.22.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Poloncarz Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

This afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced he will mandate the wearing of face coverings in all indoor public places, including private businesses. This includes bars, restaurants, stores, theaters, barbershops, salons, gyms, entertainment and sport venues, hotels, banks, and all other places open to the public.   This mandate takes effect tomorrow (Tuesday, November 23) at 6:00 am.

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