June 21, 2024

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They recommend the use of masks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York • Workers

They recommend the use of masks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York • Workers

The use of masks in common spaces of the United Nations Headquarters such as elevators, corridors and meeting rooms is back again due to the increase in Covid-19 cases that are still present today in New York.

According to a note circulated to diplomatic staff, construction workers and the UN accredited press, it is highly recommended to use high-quality masks in all crowded indoor and outdoor public places.

According to the document, New York City Health and Mental Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan recently reported an increase in new cases and hospitalizations for Covid-19.

It also issued a notice that all people, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection with SARS-CoV-2, must wear a high-quality mask.

The commissioner also advised New Yorkers to consider avoiding high-risk activities and limiting gatherings to a small number.

On May 17, 2022, New York City’s alert level was changed from medium to high, although authorities are still waiving a mandatory mandate to use face coverings.

Meanwhile, at United Nations Headquarters, the use of masks in public is highly recommended, with immediate effect.

In March 2020, the building was closed to the public and staff working in it, and all events and meetings were suspended for several months due to the danger posed by the Covid-19 epidemic, as New York has long been the epicenter of the health crisis in the United States.

Then, in the middle of 2021, daily occupancy limits were gradually raised until they fully reopened, those who were in remote working mode returned to headquarters and face-to-face meetings resumed. (Taken from PL)