Mandated Gender Neutral, Single-Occupancy Bathrooms

On December 23, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (NY AB 5240) requiring the designation of gender neutral single-occupancy bathroom facilities in public places, including restaurants, bars, mercantile establishments, and factories. The bathrooms must be clearly designated as single-occupancy and gender neutral on or near each entry door.

The law is effective March 23, 2021.