NYS Council Follow Up

October 28, 2022

Earlier this week we sent a group of Notices that appeared in this week’s State Register, to all NYS Council members (sent on 10/26 at 12;12 pm).    One of the Notices seemed as if it might be changing masking requirements in OMH settings.  We were unsure of our ‘read’ and the implications of the Notice, so we inquired with OMH.

It turns out that the Notice in the State Register reflects that the Emergency Regs Part 566 have ended. However, the Infection Control guidance released on 9/16/22 remains in effect, and masking mandates are in effect, consistent with CDC and DOH guidance, for clinics, inpatient units, RTFs, and CPEPs. See attached for the relevant guidance documents.

Here is the OMH Manual: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-guidance-infection-control-public-mh-system-sites.pdf

Here is the DOH determination: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/09/2.60-determination-9.7.22.pdf

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to reach out at your convenience:  lauri@nyscouncil.org

or (518) 461-8200.