On April 12th, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a new Executive Order No. 202-16. Among other provisions, the Order mandates that previously defined “essential” businesses and entities which have employees in the workplace must provide such employees with, and those employees must wear, “face coverings” when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. The face coverings must be provided at the employer’s cost. This new provision becomes effective at 8:00 pm EDT on April 15, 2020.
See Executive Order 202.16 here: