Updated Masking Guidelines

EFFECTIVE April 10, 2023

Starting April 10, 2023, masks are OPTIONAL in all WYH practices EXCEPT in certain situations outlined below (regardless of vaccine status):

  • You must wear a mask if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose).
  • You must wear a mask if you have been diagnosed with COVID within the last 10 days.
  • You must wear a mask if you have a known COVID exposure within the last 10 days (following your last known exposure)
  • You are encouraged to wear a mask if you choose to do so.

These rules apply to patients, visitors, and staff in any WYH facility/office.

Our number one priority is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our patients to receive care. Our revised guidelines align with the CDC and NYSDOH, which WYH has followed throughout the pandemic. Although we do not anticipate the need to return to universal masking, we may modify requirements if circumstances change.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Whitney Young Health patients can call 518-465-4771 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination with one of our providers.

Sleeves Up, Capital District!

You don’t have to be a Whitney Young Health patient to be vaccinated under the Sleeves Up, Capital District! initiative.  From now through May 12, 2023, anyone can call 518-465-4771 or stop in at one of our Health Centers to schedule a vaccination against COVID-19, the Flu and many other common conditions.

Find out more and protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community by getting immunized.

Quarantine vs. Isolation: What’s The Difference?

Visit the CDC’s website to learn more about the difference between Quarantine vs. Isolation

CDC : COVID-19 Quarantine vs. Isolation