Governor Kathy Hochul issued a press release announcing masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. This is a statewide requirement that extends to both patrons and employees of businesses and venues. The requirement will go into effect on Monday, December 13th and will be re-assessed on January 15th based on current conditions.
The State Department of Health has published FAQs to answer a number of questions about this new mandate. You can find this information here.