COVID source shout-out: Mandate Masks NY

Political leaders in New York State recently ended a policy requiring masks in healthcare settings. This is obviously a big issue for high-risk New Yorkers, many of whom have spoken out on social media about wanting to attend important doctors’ appointments without risking COVID-19.

In response to the change, local advocacy organization Mandate Masks NY has compiled a list of hospitals and healthcare centers in New York that are still maintaining mask requirements independently of the state policy. You can find the list here; and the organization has compiled several other lists of businesses requiring masks, available on their website.

As a former COVID Tracking Project volunteer, I’m always glad to see volunteer efforts producing important databases that wouldn’t otherwise be available. Also: it looks like the Mandate Masks NY Twitter account was suspended this weekend—if you know anything about that, please reach out!

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