Masks are currently being mandated in shared public areas and that includes ID/DD facilities. The Omicron variant of COVID has proved to be easily spread but in most cases less severe.  Those with comorbidities especially those not vaccinated have had the more serious reactions to Omicron.

It is hoped that the next months will see a slow down in new cases. 

On another issue, localities within New York State are being allowed to opt in for sales of marijuana products and to decide if sale is allowed in their town/city and be specific about the how this will be able to occur. How this will affect the ID/DD population is not known. Epidiolex is currently the only cannabinoid allowed to be given within our system. 

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