This does not apply to clinical areas that require masking per New York State regulations.
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A face mask is essential during flu season or when visiting high-risk facilities like hospitals or a crowded airport.
Note: Settings like hospitals and long-term care facilities have their own recommendations and requirements for masks because CDC's new recommendations do not apply in health care settings.
In the classroom, fully vaccinated instructors who can maintain greater than 6 feet distance from all class participants can unmask while instructing; class attendees must remain masked and the instructor should re-mask when class instruction is complete.
KN95 masks are considered the Chinese equivalent of N95s; they're multilayered, designed to filter 95 percent or more of particles in your surrounding air, feature ear loops on either side, and are disposable.