Elderly Face mask portrait.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 15, 2020 said he is ordering all people to wear a face covering while in public as the state works to combat the nation's worst coronavirus outbreak.
You had to wear face covering ( masks, bandanas, surgical masks ) in public or indoors when shopping as a way to reduce the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
14 months later New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 15, 2021 said IT'S OVER The coronavirus pandemic. "Effective immediately" in New York, virtually all COVID restrictions are eliminated as gov declares victory.