Big news from the state on masks Monday has brought a bit of mixed reaction from New Yorkers — and plenty of people still have questions about what exactly they can do safely. 

Dr. Tom Russo, a professor of Infectious Diseases at the University at Buffalo, spoke to Spectrum News 1 on Tuesday.

He tells us the CDC followed the science in making this call.

But some still can't get vaccinated and many have chosen not to, and he is urging them to continue to wear their mask for themselves and others. 

He went on to remind people there may be a transition period for people, since many are still nervous during this pandemic.

"In the short-term, I think some businesses will require people to wear masks,” Dr. Russo said. “But I think as cases continue to go down, they will feel increasingly comfortable and likely that mandate will be lifted.”

Dr. Russo also added for those who are immunocompromised, there is still more to learn the amount of protections the vaccine offers — so they should also mask up, especially indoors.