If you go outside, wear a mask.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mandatory mask order goes into effect today. The executive order will be enforced locally, including a possible fine in some places. County Executive Daniel McCoy said earlier this week that a $1,000 fine could be imposed upon those who violate the rule.
The mandate applies to anyone over 2 years old.
Wearing a mask is considered an effective method of preventing a person from spreading the virus by capturing aerosol droplets but not effective in preventing a person from getting it.