Keep New York safe, open, and moving forward
Keep New York safe, open, and moving forward

Keep New York safe, open, and moving forward

Business Council of New York State President and CEO Heather Briccetti said “As the protection of public health remains our main concern, we also appreciate the Governor’s efforts to ensure that state policies reflect ever-changing COVID levels. Throughout the pandemic, employers have taken the necessary safety precautions and followed state and federal guidelines to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. We hope new policies will encourage New Yorkers to continue to support New York companies that are still recovering from the pandemic. ”

New York State Association of Counties President Martha Sauerbrey said “We welcome Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to abolish the state-wide mask mandate and allow for local decision-making regarding COVID-19 preventive measures. Local leaders and health officials have the training and public health expertise to ensure the health and safety of the public as a whole. Any step towards normality is a good step for our residents and businesses who have fought so hard to protect each other for almost two years. We recognize the governor Hochul’s public health measures, including testing, vaccinations and emergency assistance, during this pandemic and appreciates the steps she took to counter this wave without implementing other business constraints. We are now looking forward to the possibility of returning the infection control to the counties. “

Partnership for New York City President & CEO Kathryn Wild said “Governor Hochul’s The decision to allow the expiration of mask mandates in the workplace will encourage employees to return to the office and speed up the city’s economic recovery. That is the right call. ”

Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera said “The mask mandate has helped keep New York’s working men and women safe and healthy in the most uncertain and volatile moments of the public health crisis. The easing of indoor mask mandates for businesses is a positive sign of New York’s recovery, as it is a direct result of COVID-19 cases are falling across the state, and hopefully the pandemic itself is declining. We’re grateful to the governor Hochul for her thoughtful and stable leadership in navigating New York through these uncertain times. “

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said “In light of the announcement today, we thank the governor for ensuring that employers remain accountable under state statutes, including the Public Employee Safety and Health Act and the New York HERO Act, which remain in force. These laws establish safety protocols to protect “In the future, in the absence of the mask mandate, employers must continue to work with their employees to ensure that appropriate protection is in place.”

New York State Restaurant Association President and CEO Melissa Fleischut said“Governor Hochul clearly understood that the restaurant industry could not survive another shutdown, and the mask mandate helped ensure that we could remain open to indoor dining even as matters increased. Now that goals continue to trend in the right direction, and consumer “confidence is rising, we remain hopeful that better times are ahead and we can continue our recovery from the darkest days of the pandemic. This measured approach balances public health issues with the need to keep our doors open.”

Retail Council of New York State President and CEO Melissa O’Connor said: “Governor Hochul has prioritized the health and safety of New Yorkers over the past many weeks, while recognizing the importance of keeping the economy open during COVID-19 ‘winter surge’ in New York. Today’s announcement is a positive development for retailers across the state, and we will continue to work with the governor on economic recovery. “

Chairman Kenneth of the Greater New York Hospital Association Fast said The Greater New York Hospital Association fully supports the governor Hochul’s decision to allow the mesh mandates to expire. Fortunately, admissions due to COVID has dropped dramatically in recent weeks, and we are optimistic that this trend will continue, especially as more and more New Yorkers are vaccinated. Returning to as much normality as possible is exactly what is needed. We thank the Governor for her outstanding leadership during this extraordinarily challenging time and, as always, stand ready to assist in any way necessary to combat this pandemic.

President & CEO for Northwell Health Mike Dowling said, “I support the governor’s decision. It’s reasonable and data driven. It’s time to start turning to a more normal way of life.”

Erie County Medical Center President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD said, “As the protection of public health remains our main concern, we also appreciate the Governor’s efforts to ensure that state policies reflect ever-changing COVID levels. Throughout the pandemic, employers have taken the necessary safety precautions and followed state and federal guidelines to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. We hope new policies will encourage New Yorkers to continue to support New York companies that are still recovering from the pandemic. ”

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