SYRACUSE, N.Y. (UPDATED) – With Onondaga County deemed an area with ‘high’ COVID-19 spread by the CDC, masks will be required inside buildings at the Great New York State Fair this year.
Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon signed an executive order Tuesday, stating everyone must wear masks inside buildings on the fairgrounds, regardless of vaccination status.
McMahon thinks this will make a safer environment for all fairgoers.
“We know that masks, especially for indoor settings, are scientifically proven to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 which is why I have signed this executive order,” he said. “I want to thank the team at the Fair for their partnership in this effort to ensure that we can have a successful Fair while implementing important measures that keep our community safe.”
— Onondaga County (@OnondagaCounty) August 10, 2021
The state fair will run Aug. 20 – Sept. 6.