Hochul, Experts at Jacobs School of Medicine State Case for Masks, Continued Caution

Updated June 29, 2020

Leaders from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences appeared at a news conference with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to discuss Western New York’s reopening plans. Michael E. Cain, MD, dean of the Jaocbs School; Peter Winkelstein, MD, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics; Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and John A. Sellick Jr., DO, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases; were on the panel. All agreed that mask-wearing is “probably going to become the new norm for at least the immediate future.”