Cattaraugus County now has a moderate level of COVID transmission which allows us to update our mask-wearing guidance. At this time, mask wearing is optional for residents and their visitors. Employeed may also choose to not wear a mask, provided they have received this year's flu vaccine, due to the widespread prevalence of flu in our area. We continue to strongly encourage mask-wearing for anyone who does not feel well, has signs or symptoms of cold and illness, is immune- compromised or has a known exposure to someone with COVID. Thank you for helping to keep our residents healthy. It has been 3 very long years of mask-wearing and we are excited and grateful to be able to see everyone's beautiful faces and smiles!