(TIMES UNION) State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared the flu to be ”prevalent” which means that health care workers need to have been vaccinated or wear protective masks when coming in contact with patients. This has been the case for more than two years now.
There are confirmed cases in 44 counties as well as New York City.
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New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker today declared influenza prevalent in New York State. With this declaration, health care workers who are not vaccinated against influenza must now wear surgical or procedure masks in areas where patients are typically present.