New York State

The Executive Order extends through May 6, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.100).

Additionally, the Executive Order extends through May 6, 2021 any directives unless superseded, modified, or otherwise expired made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.100). The Executive Order makes the following modifications to previously issued directives:

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.45 that permitted professional sports without fans is extended and modified to provide that beginning April 1, 2021, large outdoor stadiums that hold 10,000 people or more are permitted to operate at 20% capacity. Regional sports venues that hold 1,500 or more people indoors or 2,500 or more people outdoors will be permitted to operate at 10% capacity indoors and 20% capacity outdoors. Large outdoor performing arts venues that hold 2,500 or more people, including stadiums, will be permitted to operate at 20% capacity. For venues of any size, all attendees must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or completed vaccination series and State guidelines must be followed.
  • Effective April 5, 2021, the directive contained in Executive Order 202.94 that required any gym or fitness center to cease operation and close to the public at 11:00 p.m. is no longer in effect.
  • Effective April 5, 2021 the directive contained in Executive Order 202.94 that required businesses licensed by the State Liquor Authority for on premises service of alcoholic beverages to cease operation and close to the public at 11:00 p.m., is modified to allow licensed businesses to continue to offer permissible activities after food and beverage service is required to end. This provision will be subject to reasonable limitations and guidance set by the Chairman of the State Liquor Authority.
  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.30, as extended and modified, is further modified and extended to provide that general hospitals cannot discharge a patient to a nursing home, adult care facility, or long-term care facility without first offering a COVID-19 vaccine to medically eligible and consenting patients.

Lastly, the Executive Order extends for twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Village of Warwick, Orange County.

The Executive Order extends through April 30, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.99).

Please note, Executive Order 202.100 does not extend directives contained in previous Executive Orders except for the following:

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.30, which required general hospitals to obtain a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result prior to patient discharge to a nursing home and for nursing home operators to certify that they are able to properly care for a patient, is modified and extended to provide that general hospitals cannot discharge a patient to a nursing home without first offering a COVID-19 vaccination to medically eligible and consenting patients.

The Executive maintains a list of expiration dates for each directive, and suspension and modification of law, which can be accessed here.

The Executive Order extends through April 25, 2021 the declaration of the State Disaster Emergency as set forth in Executive Order 202. Further, the Executive Order extends through April 25, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.98).

Please note, Executive Order 202.99 does not extend directives contained in previous Executive Orders except for the following:

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.91, as modified by Executive Order 202.97, that required pharmacies to prioritize certain individuals for vaccinations is extended through April 25, 2021 and further modified to provide that pharmacies shall prioritize the following groups for vaccinations:
    • Age eligible individuals;
    • Individuals who are P-12 school (public or non-public) teachers, substitute teachers, or student teachers; and
    • Individuals with comorbidities.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends for twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County.

The Executive Order extends through April 20, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.97).

The Executive Order modifies and extends the following directives through April 20, 2021:

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.57 that allowed local chief executives to postpone the operation of any gym, fitness center or class is extended and modified to permit indoor fitness classes to operate effective March 22nd, subject to adherence to Department of Health guidance.
  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.74 that limited non-essential private residential gatherings to 10 or fewer individuals is extended and modified to permit non-essential private residential outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, effective March 22nd. Additionally, events, arts, and entertainment venues are permitted to reopen at up to 33% capacity, with up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors, or up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors if all attendees present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, effective April 2nd. Both private gatherings and entertainment venues must comply with social distancing, face covering, and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends for twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Village of Great Neck Estates, Nassau County.

The Executive Order extends through April 16, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.96).

The Executive Order modifies and extends the following directives through April 16, 2021:

  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.41 to permit indoor dining in areas outside of New York City to operate at 75% of maximum capacity, effective March 19, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.96 to permit indoor food services and dining at 50% capacity in New York City beginning March 19, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.91 to authorize all providers other than pharmacies to vaccinate any eligible individual, effective March 17, 2021. Pharmacies must prioritize individuals age 60 and older and individuals who are P-12 school (public or non-public) teachers, substitute teachers, or student teachers, effective March 10, 2021.

The Executive Order makes the following suspension through April 16, 2021:

  • Precludes the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance from notifying delinquent property owners of the impending disallowance of their STAR credits or exemptions due to past-due property taxes and from proceeding to disallow STAR credits or exemptions as a result of delinquent property owner’s failure to pay past-due property taxes in full.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends for twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Village/Town of Mount Kisco, Westchester County.

The Executive Order extends through March 28, 2021 the declaration of the State Disaster Emergency as set forth in Executive Order 202.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends through March 28, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.95).

The Executive Order makes the following directives through March 28, 2021:

  • Modifies the directives contained in Executive Order 202.95 to repeal such directives and instead require every Local Health Department to report the number of eligible P-12 teachers and school staff vaccinated to the Department of Health (DOH) upon request, in a form and manner to be determined by the Department.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.5 that closed all places of public amusement, to allow all indoor family entertainment centers and places of public amusement to open at 25% capacity beginning on March 26, 2021. The directive allows all outdoor amusement parks to open to the public at 33% capacity beginning on April 9, 2021, subject to adherence to State-issued guidance.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.70 that required movie theater in the New York City region, in counties with infection rates above 2% on a 14-day rolling average, and in counties with a red cluster zone designation to remain closed, and allows movie theaters to open statewide beginning on March 5, 2021 at 25% capacity with up to 50 people maximum per screen, subject to strict adherence to DOH guidance.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.93 that allowed indoor food services and dining at 25% capacity in New York City to instead allow 35% capacity for indoor food services and dining beginning on February 26, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends for twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Town of Bedford and the Town of New Castle in Westchester County

The Executive Order extends through March 24, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.94).

The Executive Order makes the following directives through March 24, 2021:

  • A teacher employed by a P-12 school (public or non-public) or school district must report that they have received a COVID-19 vaccination to their employing school or school district upon request of the district for purposes of Department of Health reporting only. This directive does not require any teacher to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Beginning Wednesday February 24, 2021 and every Friday thereafter, every school and school district must report to the Department of Health, on a weekly basis, the number of completed COVID-19 vaccinations reported in the prior week, as well as the number and percentage of teachers instructing students in-person during the prior week. The weekly report will include any other data elements determined by the Commissioner of Health to be appropriate to track in-person instruction in schools and school districts.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through March 16, 2021:

  • Extends the authority of the MTA or subsidiary entities to hold public hearings remotely, provided that public comments must be permitted electronically or by mail, and permits all required documentation and records to be available electronically upon request.
  • Extends the deadline for a change of enrollment, or a new enrollment, of a registered voter through the next business day following February 14th and requires any such change of enrollment received by the Board of Elections to be processed until February 16, 2021, whether or not it was transmitted prior to February 14th.

The Executive Order makes the following directives through March 16, 2021:

  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.74 that required all “liquor stores” and “wine stores” licensed by the State Liquor Authority (SLA) to cease all off premises sales and to close at or before 10:00 p.m., only to the extent that all such businesses shall cease off premises sales and close at or before 11:00 p.m.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.74 that required all restaurants, even those not licensed by the SLA, to cease in-person dining at 10:00 p.m., only to the extent that such restaurants shall cease in-person dining at or before 11:00 p.m.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.74 that required all businesses that are licensed by the State Liquor Authority for on premises service of alcoholic beverages to cease all on premises service and consumption of food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages), insides or outside, at or before 10:00 p.m., only to the extent that all such businesses shall cease all on premises service and consumption of food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages), inside or outside, at or before 11:00 p.m.; and provided further licensees operating bowling alleys or casinos shall cease all operations at or before 11:00 p.m.
  • Modifies the directive contained in Executive Order 202.74 that required any gyms or fitness centers to cease operation and close to the public at 10:00 p.m. only to the extent that any such business shall cease operation and close to the public at 11:00 p.m.

The Executive Order extends through March 13, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.92).

The Executive Order makes the following directives through March 13, 2021:

  • Food service establishments in New York City are allowed to offer indoor food services and dining at 25% capacity beginning February 12, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
  • There are no additional capacity restrictions on houses of worship located within the geographic areas designated by the Department of Health as “red,” “orange,” or “yellow” zones, beyond the restrictions contained in the Department of Health guidance relating to such facilities.
  • Any party caucus, party meeting or party convention held in 2021 while this suspension is effective, may be held by telephonic or video conferencing means in whole or in part at the discretion of the chairperson calling such meeting; provided, however, that any required notice shall include instructions to participants as to how to access such video teleconference.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends for twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Village of Lynbrook, Nassau County.

The Executive Order extends through February 26, 2021 the declaration of the State Disaster Emergency. It also extends through February 26, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.91).

The Executive Order makes the following directive through February 26, 2021:

  • The Commissioner of Health is authorized to direct COVID-19 testing for all staff or to modify or eliminate visitation or leave for residents at any State, local, or voluntary not-for-profit congregate facility supervised or licensed by the Office of Mental Health, the Office of Addiction Services and Supports, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, or the Department of Health in order to control an outbreak, as necessary.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through February 26, 2021:

  • Extends the deadline to pay 2021 first half general taxes appearing on the Nassau County tax roll without interest or penalties from February 10, 2021 to March 12, 2021.
  • Permits pharmacist-directed limited service laboratories authorized under Executive Order 202.24 to also test for COVID-19 using a rapid test as part of the enhanced economic activity plan authorized by the Department of Health, provided that such test is FDA-approved and waived for use in a limited service laboratory.
  • Modifies Executive Order 202.24 to authorize licensed pharmacists to order tests for the detection of COVID-19, including by standing order, as part of the enhanced economic activity plan authorized by the Department of Health, provided that the test is FDA-approved and subject to certificate of waiver requirements, and provided that the testing is performed by a limited service laboratory as part of the enhanced economic activity plan.
  • Modifies Executive Order 202.32 only to the extent necessary to permit a limited service laboratory to accept and examine specimens for COVID-19 rapid testing without a patient specific order, a prescription, or order from an authorized ordering source. Limited service laboratories must make available to patients the guidance to be issued by the Department of Health related to rapid testing under this Executive Order. A limited service lab may utilize this Executive Order as the authorized ordering source in any laboratory reports and documentation associated with testing pursuant to the enhanced economic activity plan authorized by Department of Health guidance. The limited service laboratory must report any positive results within 24 hours to the Department of Health through the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS), and the local department of health.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends for twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in Saratoga County.

The Executive Order extends through February 22, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.90).

The Executive Order makes the following directives through February 22, 2021:

  • Local health departments and county governments must prioritize essential workers in the 1b category for vaccinations. Hospitals must prioritize healthcare workers for vaccinations. Pharmacies must prioritize individuals that are 65-years-and-older for vaccinations. New York State Department of Health approved general population mass vaccination sites are to prioritize individuals 65-years-and-older and essential workers in the 1b category. The State allocates dosages to these provider classes to represent fair distribution. If a provider distributes vaccines to a group outside of their “prioritization” they will disrupt the fairness of the allocation.
  • Healthcare providers, unless otherwise directed, should not schedule appointments until they receive an allocation and no more appointments should be scheduled than the actual allocation allows.

The Executive Order extends through January 29, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 (202.1-202.89).

The Executive Order makes the following directives through January 29, 2021:

  • Allows individuals who hold a certification from a nationally-accredited pharmacy technician certification program acceptable to the Department of Health, is of good moral character, and who meets additional qualifications for licensure as required by the Commissioner of Health, in consultation with the Commissioner of Education, to be eligible to be temporarily licensed as a “pharmacy technician” in the State of New York. In such capacity, these individuals may administer COVID-19 vaccinations at Points of Dispensing sites under certain oversight and training requirements. Temporary licensure as a “pharmacy technician” does not entitle any individual to rights or licensing status except for those granted by this order.
  • Modifies the suspensions and directives contained in Executive Order 202.82 that permit individuals to administer vaccinations against COVID-19 to permit these individuals to administer vaccinations against COVID-19 provided that they meet all training requirements and conditions determined appropriate by the Commissioner of Health.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through January 29, 2021:

  • Authorizes a licensed pharmacist to supervise up to a total of four persons who are either unlicensed assistants or pharmacy technicians holding a temporary license, as established pursuant to this Executive Order.
  • Modifies the suspensions and modifications contained in Executive Order 202.82 that permit certain healthcare professionals to administer vaccinations against COVID-19 to permit these individuals to administer COVID-19 vaccinations provided that the individuals meet conditions set by the Commissioner of Health.

The Executive Order extends through February 6, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.22 up to and including 202.26, and 202.32, 202.33, 202.34, 202.35, 202.44, 202.45, 202.53, 202.57, 202.64, 202.69, 202.73, 202.74, and 202.75 as continued and contained in Executive Orders 202.80 and 202.81 (links below).

Through February 6, 2021, the Executive Order makes the following directives:

  • Modifies a previous directive contained in Executive Order 202.88 relating to vaccine administration requirements, to allow a facility to request an extension of the deadline by which the facility’s allotment must be administered, which may be granted by the Commissioner of Health for good cause.
  • Establishes temporary minimum signature requirements for nominating petitions   due by February 6, 2021 in New York City and for town or village elections held prior to July 1, 2021.

Through February 6, 2021, the Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications:

  • Any suspension of law or directives contained in the Executive Orders 202.23, 202.24, and 202.26 relating to the conduct of an election which occurred in the calendar year 2020 are no longer in effect, except for the provision relating to the collection of unemployment insurance for a worker who is hired for purposes of early voting or voting for a special election to occur in 2021.
  • The suspension contained in Executive Order 202.81 modifying the Education law related to absentee ballots are continued.
  • Extends the terms of certain hospital administration laws to COVID-positive only facilities, enabling these facilities to engage a facility manager, provided that the facility manager is an established operator of a general hospital, and subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Health.
  • Allows all party nominations made by a party caucus in a village election to be conducted remotely in whole or in part as set forth by the chair of such party.
  • Includes the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus as an illness for purposes of request or receipt of an absentee ballot.
  • The means of electronic participation in a caucus if not included in the caucus notice shall be noticed in a supplemental notice in the same manner as the caucus notice not less than five days before such caucus.
  • Election inspectors shall not attend or visit facilities to provide absentee ballots physically, and will send them by mail or by personal delivery.
  • Continues and modifies previously issue provisions to require all influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations for any individual (child or adult) to be reported to New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) or the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR), as applicable, within 24 hours of administration of such vaccine.

Additionally, the Executive Order the extends for 21 days the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties that are due in the localities of the Village of Bayville and the City of Troy.

The Executive Order makes the following directives through February 3, 2021:

  • Any healthcare facility, provider, or entity who has been allocated and has received the COVID-19 vaccine, or who has received redistributed COVID-19 vaccine, must administer all such vaccine within one week of receipt. Any healthcare facility, provider, or entity who is not on pace to administer all of their vaccine allocation must notify the Department of Health (DOH) on the 5th day after receipt. This directive is effective for any vaccine currently on hand at any healthcare facility, provider, or entity as of January 4, 2020, and remaining doses on hand must be administered no later than January 8, 2020. The failure to administer vaccine in accordance with this process may result in a civil penalty of up to $100,000, and/or a reduction or elimination of future allocations of vaccine. Failure to notify the Department of Health that the entity is not on pace may also cause the Department to reduce or eliminate future allocations of vaccine to the facility, provider, or entity.
  • Modifies the previous directive contained in Executive Order 202.73 relating to testing of nursing home staff to authorize the Commissioner of Health to set forth testing of all nursing home personnel in any area of the State, irrespective of location in a micro-cluster zone.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through February 3, 2021:

  • Modifies the provision of Executive Order 202.82 relating to the reporting of vaccinations to only require all influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations for any individual (child or adult) to be reported to the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) or the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR), as applicable, within 12 hours of administration of such vaccine.
  • Permits the Department of Health to assess the civil penalties established in this Executive Order.

The Executive Order requires a quarantine for a period consistent with Department of Health guidance for all travelers entering New York from a state which is not a contiguous state, or from a country or territory subject to a CDC Level 2 or higher COVID-19 Risk Assessment Level or for which the COVID-19 risk level is designated by the CDC as Unknown, unless such traveler has traveled for less than 24 hours, is deemed an essential worker, or obtains two negative COVID-19 diagnostic test results in accordance with Executive Order 205.2.

The Executive Order extends through January 29, 2021 the declaration of the State Disaster Emergency as set forth in Executive Order 202.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends through January 29, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202 up to and including 202.21, and 202.27, 202.28, 202.29, 202.30, 202.31, 202.38, 202.39, 202.40, 202.41, 202.42, 202.43, 202.48, 202.49, 202.50, 202.51, 202.52, 202.55, 202.55.1, 202.56, 202.60, 202.61, 202.62, 202.63, 202.67, 202.68, 202.72, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.79 for another thirty days through January 29, 2021.

The Executive order also makes the following suspensions and modifications through January 29, 2021:

  • Provides that any qualified member who dies after December 31, 2020 is eligible to receive accidental death benefits.
  • Extends the ability of an individual to request an absentee ballot under previous provisions.
  • Removes limits on working hours for physicians and postgraduate trainees.
  • Allows, for purposes of an approved Department of Health demonstration program, an operator or an operator’s agent to utilize a paperless ticketing system that only allows a customer to transfer the ticket through the operator or the operator’s agent and subject to the terms and conditions set by the operator or the operator’s agent provided that a refund shall be offered for such ticket’s face value to any customer, subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the operator and consistent with the demonstration program.
  • Suspends criminal procedure law to toll any time periods for the period during which the criminal action is proceeding on the basis of a felony complaint through arraignment on the indictment or on a superior court information, and thereafter shall not be tolled.

The Executive Order makes the following directives through January 27, 2021:

  • On a form to be determined by the Department of Health (DOH), healthcare providers must require any person who is receiving a COVID-19 vaccine to provide an attestation that they are a member of a specific priority group that has been determined by the DOH to be eligible for the vaccine. A licensed healthcare provider may be subject to civil penalties of up to one million dollars per dose administered and/or the revocation of any State-issued license for administering a COVID-19 vaccine to an individual who has not certified to being a member of a priority group, or to a person known to the provider to not be a member of an eligible priority group.
  • The New York State Comptroller will not implement the salary increases planned for January 1, 2021 for New York State Agency Commissioners or elected officials holding statewide offices.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through January 27, 2021:

  • Authorizes retired physicians, registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners licensed to practice and in current good standing in New York State, but not currently registered in New York State, to re-register through the use of an expedited automatic registration form developed by the State and to waive any registration fee for the triennial registration period.
  • Permits the Department of Health to assess the civil penalties established in this Executive Order.

The Executive Order extends through January 26, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directive, not superseded by a subsequent directive, contained in Executive Orders 202.66 as continued and contained in 202.71 and 202.78, which prevent any residential tenant suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency declared by Executive Order 202, from facing eviction judgements and warrants.
Through January 22, 2021, the Executive Order extends the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Order 202.77, which directs the Commissioner of the Department of Health to establish guidelines for the return of patients to a nursing home or adult care facility after being released for a leave of absence to visit friends or relatives.
The Executive Order extends through January 17, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.36, 202.37, 202.46, 202.47, 202.54, 202.58, 202.59, 202.65, and 202.70 as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.76.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through January 17, 2021:

  • Allows a governing body of an assessing unit under the Real Property Law to adopt a resolution directing the assessor to grant exemptions on the 2021 assessment roll to all property owners who received that exemption on the 2020 assessment roll. The governing body may include the procedures by which the assessor may require a renewal application to be filed in the resolution.
  • Relieves heath care providers from record keeping requirements to the extent necessary for health care providers to perform tasks as may be necessary to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Any person acting reasonably and in good faith under this provision will be afforded absolute immunity from liability for any failure to comply with any recordkeeping requirement.
  • Modifies Executive Order 202.76 to provide that all suspensions of the Family Court Act shall remain in effect until the expiration of this Executive Order, as extended or modified by future Executive Order.
  • Modifies the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act to authorize the payment of rent relief without requiring that a tenant provide proof that they were paying more than 30 percent of gross monthly income towards rent prior to March, 2020.

The Executive Order makes the following directive through January 17, 2021:

  • Expands the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance’s authority to authorize the abatement of interest, for a period of 91 days, for restaurants and other food service establishments that are required to file returns and remit sales and use taxes by December 21, 2020, for the sales tax quarterly period that ended November 30, 2020, and that were required to cease indoor dining by Executive Order 202.81 or by Executive Order 202.68 because they are located in an area that was designated an “orange zone” on December 18, 2020.

The Governor has released Executive Order 202.82 which sets parameters for administrations of COVID-19 vaccines.

Through January 12, 2021, the Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications of law:

  • Modifies the Insurance Law to ensure health coverage for COVID-19 immunizations and its administration, including visits necessary to obtain the vaccine.
  • Permits licensed physicians, certified nurse practitioners to issue non-patient specific regimens to nurses, physician assistants, specialist assistants, pharmacists, or other permitted by this Order, as well as non-nursing staff, permitted by law or Executive Order and upon completion of training deemed adequate by the Commissioner of Health, to: (1) collect throat, nasal, or nasopharyngeal swab specimens, as applicable and appropriate, from individuals suspected of being infected by COVID-19 or influenza, for purposes of testing; (2) collect blood specimens for the diagnosis of acute or past COVID-19 disease; (3) administer vaccinations against influenza or COVID-19, and (4) where applicable and to the extent necessary, to perform tasks, under the supervision of a nurse, otherwise limited to the scope of practice of a licensed or registered nurse to provide care for individuals diagnosed or suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 or influenza infection.
  • Permits non-patient specific regimens to be prescribed, ordered to, and executed by registered professional nurses, newly licensed (issued a limited permit) and licensed pharmacists certified to administer immunizations for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Under the supervision of licensed physicians, licensed physician assistants, or certified nurse practitioners with additional training permits non-patient specific regimens for the administration of COVID or influenza vaccination to be prescribed, ordered to, and executed by:
    • licensed practical nurses;
    • licensed pharmacists not certified to administer immunizations by the State Education Department;
    • midwives;
    • dentists;
    • dental hygienists who have been issued a dental hygiene restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate;
    • podiatrists; and
    • emergency medical care technicians.
  • Permits licensed pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccine less than 90 days after approval of such vaccine by the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, subject to the certification by the Commissioner of Health and Commissioner of Education.
  • Suspends certain requirements so that licensed pharmacists may administer vaccinations against influenza and COVID-19 without reporting such administrations to patients’ attending physicians, but must, at a minimum, report the vaccination to the City Immunization Registry (CIR) or New York State Immunization Information Registry (NYSIIS).
  • Suspends certain recordkeeping requirements as it pertains to vaccinations against influenza or COVID-19, provided that health professionals must comply with all recordkeeping requirements directed by the Department of Health.
  • Sets certification standards for registered nurses administering COVID-19 vaccines for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Permits physician assistants and nurse practitioners to provide medical services appropriate to their education, training and experience without oversight from a supervising physician, including, but not limited to, administering COVID-19 and influenza vaccine and medically supervising points of dispensing or other types of vaccination sites, without civil or criminal penalty related to a lack of oversight by a supervising physician.
  • Suspends the requirement that persons 19 years of age or older must consent to have their immunization information reported to the NYSIIS or the CIR.
  • Requires all influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations for any individual (child or adult) to be reported to the NYSIIS or CIR, as applicable, within 24 hours of administration of such vaccine.
  • Allows laboratories holding a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Acts (CLIA) certificate in the relevant specialty of testing and meeting the CLIA quality standards to perform testing for the detection of influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus RNA, or other respiratory panels as approved by the Department of Health, in specimens collected from individuals suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 infection, including postmortem specimens.
  • Allows individuals authorized to perform testing for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, or its antibodies to perform any clinical laboratory test on any specimen, provided such individual is under appropriate supervision and meets the federal requirements for testing personnel appropriate to the assay or device authorized by the FDA or the New York State Department of Health.
  • Allows licensed pharmacists to order tests for the detection of influenza virus or respiratory syncytial virus RNA, in specimens collected from individuals suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 or influenza infection; and to administer tests for the detection of influenza virus or respiratory syncytial virus RNA, subject to certificate of waiver requirements, in patients suspected of suffering from or having recovered from a COVID-19 or influenza infection, upon completion of appropriate training developed by the Department of Health.
  • Allows temporary vaccination sites to be constructed and extensions to be approved by the Commissioner of Health.
  • Permits an authorized vaccine provider within New York State to furnish federal COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supplies (obtained as a result of enrollment in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program) to another authorized vaccine provider within New York State, who has also enrolled in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program, for the purposes of administering such vaccination at no cost and subject to applicable storage and handling requirements and any guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health in consultation with the New York State Education Department.

Through January 12, 2021 the Executive Order makes the following directives:

  • Individuals enrolled in the following educational programs may administer vaccinations against influenza and COVID-19 after receiving training and under the proper oversight of authorized medical professionals:
    • A medical program approved and/or registered the State Education Department;
    • A registered professional nursing program or licensed practical nursing program approved and/or registered by the State Education Department;
    • A physician assistant program approved and/or registered by the State Education Department;
    • A pharmacy program approved and/or registered by the State Education Department;
    • A dentistry program approved and/or registered by the State Education Department;
    • A podiatric medicine program approved and/or registered by the State Education Department; or
    • A midwifery program approved and/or registered by the State Education Department.
  • Requires the medical professional supervising POD sites or other types of vaccination sites to have a current certification in CPR.
  • Within 60 days of this Order, all clinical laboratories permitted by the Department of Health, and having more than 25 employees, must become qualified entity participants and connect to the SHIN-NY and must allow private and secure bi-directional access to patient information by other qualified entity participants authorized by law to access such patient information.

The Executive Order extends through January 10, 2021 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.22 up to and including 202.26, and 202.32, 202.33, 202.34, 202.35, 202.44, 202.45, 202.53, 202.57, 202.64, and 202.69 as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.75, and Executive Order 202.74 (links below).

Through January 10, 2021, the Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications:

  • Allows the Gaming Commission to reduce the standards for jockeys to qualify for health insurance due to race date cancellations as a result of governmental closure orders.
  • Includes the potential for contraction of COVID-19 as an illness for purposes of request or receipt of an absentee ballot under the Education Law.

Through January 10, 2021, the Executive Order makes the following modifications and continuations of previous directives:

  • The prohibition on the initiation of a proceeding or enforcement of an eviction of any commercial tenant for nonpayment of rent or a foreclosure of any commercial mortgage for nonpayment is continued until January 31, 2021.
  • General hospitals may discharge a patient who has not obtained a negative result to a COVID-19 test, provided that such patient is beyond the infectious period of time as required to be measured by centers for disease control policy, only to a COVID-positive only facility if the facility first certifies that it is able to properly care for such patient.
  • Indoor dining in New York City is suspended effective Monday December 14, 2020.
  • Gyms, fitness centers or classes, located within designated “orange zones” are allowed to operate at 25% capacity subject to strict adherence to Department of Health guidance, effective December 14, 2020.
  • Personal care services, including barbers, hair salons, spas, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail technicians and nail salons, cosmetologists, estheticians, the provision of laser hair removal and electrolysis, and all other personal care services located in a designated “orange zone” may operate subject to strict adherence to Department of Health guidance, effective December 14, 2020. Employees performing services directly on, or to, customers must receive diagnostic testing for COVID-19 on a weekly basis for the duration of time that the business remains within an “orange zone.” No employee may provide services at a reopened business without first obtaining a negative COVID-19 test result within the preceding 7 days of providing such service.

The Executive Order extends the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Order Executive Order 202.73 through January 8, 2021. Executive Order 202.73 requires nursing homes to test staff for COVID-19 including additional provisions for focus zone areas.
The Executive Order extends through January 1, 2021 the declaration of the State Disaster Emergency as set forth in Executive Order 202.

Additionally, the Executive Order extends the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202 up to and including 202.21, and 202.27, 202.28, 202.29, 202.30, 202.31, 202.38, 202.39, 202.40, 202.41, 202.42, 202.43, 202.48, 202.49, 202.50, 202.51, 202.52, 202.55, 202.55.1, 202.56, 202.60, 202.61, 202.62, 202.63, 202.67, 202.68, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.72 through January 1, 2021.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions, modifications, and directives through January 1, 2021:

  • Permits general hospitals licensed pursuant to Article 28 of the Public Health Law that are treating patients during the disaster emergency to rapidly transfer, or receive such patients, and to enable inter- or intra-system patient load balancing as may be required by the Commissioner of Health, provided such facilities take all reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of such patients, including safe transfer practices.
  • The directive contained in 202.68 that required the Department of Health to determine areas in the State that require enhanced public health restrictions based on cluster-based cases of COVID is hereby modified to provide that schools located within geographic areas designated by the Department of Health as “red zones” and “orange zones” may conduct in-person instruction during the period of time that the zone is designated “red” or “orange,” subject to compliance with guidance and directives of the Department of Health.

The Executive Order extends through December 27, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law contained in Executive Orders 202.66 and 202.71 preventing any residential tenant suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency from facing eviction judgements and warrants through January 1, 2021.
Through December 23, 2020, the Executive Order directs the Commissioner of the Department of Health to establish guidelines for the return of patients to a nursing home or adult care facility after being released for a leave of absence to visit friends or relatives. The guidelines will be binding on all such facilities including the ability to implement transmission-based precautions for residents. The Executive Order also suspends and modifies the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations to the extent necessary to comply with the guidance once it is issued to protect the health and safety of other residents at the facility upon such resident’s return.
The Executive Order extends through December 19, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.36, 202.37, 202.46, 202.47, 202.54, 202.58, 202.59, and 202.65 as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.70 (links below), except:

  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.72, all suspensions of the Family Court Act shall remain in effect until December 18, 2020 and thereafter continue to remain in effect for those juvenile delinquency matters not involving a detained youth and for those child abuse and neglect proceedings not involving children that have been removed from their homes.
  • Notwithstanding any contrary provision in the Criminal Procedure Law, any appearance at a criminal proceeding may be conducted virtually by electronic appearance with the consent of the parties, including but not limited to bench trials, evidentiary hearings, CPL 440 hearings, and/or probation or parole violation hearings.

The Executive Order also suspends through December 19, 2020:

  • Sections 1205, 1263, and 1266 of the Public Authorities Law, to the extent necessary to permit the relevant public authorities to receive comments concerning proposed fare, toll, rental, rate, charge, or other fee adjustments through public hearings held remotely and through use of telephone conference, video conference, and/or other means of transmission, including acceptance of public comments electronically or by mail, and to permit all required documentation and records to be available in an electronic format on the internet and upon request.

The Executive Order extends through December 13, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.22 through 202.26, 202.32, 202.33, 202.34, 202.35, 202.44, 202.45, 202.53, 202.57, and 202.64 as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.69.
Effective Friday, November 13, 2020, the Executive Order makes the following suspensions, modifications, and directives through December 12, 2020:

  • All “liquor stores” and “wine stores” that are licensed by the State Liquor Authority (SLA) are required to cease all off premises sales and close at or before 10:00 p.m., and not reopen before relevant county opening hours permit.
  • All businesses that are licensed by the SLA for on premises service of alcoholic beverages, are required to cease all on premises service and consumption of food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages), inside or outside, at or before 10:00 p.m. and not reopen before the later of any stipulated opening hours or existing county opening hours permit. To-go and delivery service of food, and non-alcoholic beverages only, may continue until the earlier of any stipulated closing hours or existing county closing hours.
  • All restaurants, even those not licensed by the SLA, are required to cease in-person dining at 10:00 p.m., but may continue curbside takeout and delivery service after 10:00 p.m. so long as otherwise permitted, and may reopen no earlier than 5:00 a.m.
    • The above provisions will be subject to reasonable limitations and procedures set by the Chairman of the State Liquor Authority and/or any relevant Department of Health guidance.
  • Gyms and fitness centers must close to the public at 10:00 p.m., and cannot reopen until 5:00 a.m.
  • Previous Executive Order provisions limiting non-essential gatherings are modified only insofar as to further limit non-essential private residential gatherings to 10 or fewer individuals for any lawful purpose or reason, provided that social distancing, face covering, and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to.

The Executive Order extends through December 9, 2020 a provision in a previous Executive Order that requires nursing homes to test staff. The provision is modified to require that nursing homes located in red, orange, or yellow zones must test or make arrangements for the testing of all personnel, including all employees, contract staff, medical staff, operators and administrators, for COVID-19, as directed by the Commissioner of Health.
The Executive Order extends through December 3, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202 up to and including 202.21, and 202.27, 202.28, 202.29, 202.30, 202.31, 202.38, 202.39, 202.40, 202.41, 202.42, 202.43, 202.48, 202.49, 202.50, 202.51, 202.52, 202.55, 202.55.1, 202.56, 202.60, 202.61, 202.62, 202.63, as continued and contained in Executive Orders 202.67 and 202.68 (links below), except:

  • The provision that suspended the requirement for annual vehicle safety inspections and at least biennial emissions inspections is no longer suspended, but no penalty will be administered for failure to obtain such inspections until December 1, 2020.
  • The provisions that provided for a period of validity and expiration of a non-driver identification card, is no longer suspended.
  • The provision that provided for a period of validity and expiration of a registration certificate or number plate for a motor vehicle or trailer, a motorcycle, a snowmobile, a vessel, a limited use vehicle, and an all-terrain vehicle is no longer suspended, but no penalty will be administered for the failure to extend such registration until December 1, 2020.
  • The provision that provided an expiration for temporary registration documents issued by auto dealers is no longer suspended.
  • The provision that tolled any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding is no longer in effect as of November 4, 2020. Any criminal procedure law suspension remains in effect and all suspensions of the Family Court Act remain in effect until November 18, 2020, and thereafter continue to remain in effect for juvenile delinquency matters not involving a detained youth and child neglect proceedings not involving foster care.
  • The provision requiring the reporting of COVID-19 and influenza test results by additional clinical laboratories within three hours is continued and amended to permit such laboratories to report results to the Department of Health (DOH) within 24 hours. DOH may require more frequent reporting if deemed necessary.

The Executive Order also makes the following modification and directive:

  • The Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law are modified to provide that the time to answer in any summary eviction proceeding for nonpayment of rent that is pending on the date of the issuance of this Executive Order will be sixty days.

The directive contained in Executive Order 202.61, along with implementing guidance, requiring clinical laboratories and licensed professionals authorized by the Department of Health Physician Office Laboratory Evaluation Program to administer a test for COVID-19 or influenza to report results of COVID-19 and influenza tests to DOH within three hours, is modified to permit clinical laboratories and those licensed professionals with reporting requirements to report results to DOH within 24 hours. DOH may require more frequent reporting if deemed necessary

The Executive Order directs the Commissioner of the Department of Health to modify the travel advisory to state that:

  • All travelers entering New York from a state which is not a contiguous state shall quarantine for a period of 14 days consistent with Department of Health regulations for quarantine unless:
    • For travelers who travel outside of New York for less than 24 hours, the traveler does not need to test prior to departure from the state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival back in New York. However, such travelers must continue to fill out the traveler form upon entry; and shall take a diagnostic test upon the fourth day after arrival in New York.
    • For any traveler who has traveled outside of New York for more than 24 hours, such traveler must seek testing prior to departure from that state, within 72 hours of departure, prior to arrival in New York. The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine according to Department of Health guidelines for a minimum of three days, measured from time of arrival, and on day four may seek a diagnostic test to exit quarantine. The traveler may exit quarantine upon receipt of the second negative test result.
  • The Commissioner may issue additional protocols for essential workers, or for other extraordinary circumstances, when a quarantine is not possible, provided such measures continue to safeguard the public health.
  • The modified Travel Advisory is effective at 12:01 a.m. on November 4, 2020, until rescinded by the Commissioner.
  • Any violation of a quarantine or isolation order issued to an individual pursuant may be subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.

The Executive Order extends through November 28, 2020 the provisions contained in Executive Order 202.66 which prevent any residential tenant suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency from facing eviction judgements and warrants, including those cases where a judgment or warrant of eviction for a residential property was granted prior to March 7, 2020, through January 1, 2021.
The Executive Order extends through November 19, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.36, 202.37, 202.46, 202.47, 202.54, 202.58, and 202.59, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.65.

The Executive Order makes the following directives:

  • The moratorium on evictions of any commercial tenant for nonpayment of rent or a foreclosure of any commercial mortgage for nonpayment of such mortgage is extended through January 1, 2020.
  • Movie theatres are allowed to open effective October 23, 2020 at 25% capacity with up to 50 people maximum per screen, subject to adherence to Department of Health guidance, provided that movie theatres in the New York City region, in counties with infection rates above 2% over a 14-day average, and in counties with red cluster zones continue to be closed.

The Executive Order extends through November 13, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.22 through 202.26, 202.32, 202.33, 202.34, 202.35, 202.44, 202.45, 202.53, 202.57, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.64 (links below), except:

  • The suspension of the requirement for annual safety inspections and at least biennial emissions inspections under the Vehicle and Traffic Law, shall no longer be suspended or modified as of November 3, 2020.

Physicians and certified nurse practitioners under previous Executive Orders that have been allowed to issue non-patient specific regimen to nurses or others authorized to collect throat or nasopharyngeal swab specimens are also authorized under this Executive Order to collect saliva swab specimens in COVID-19 testing.

Additionally, the Executive Order authorizes the Director of the Budget to withhold funds appropriated in the Fiscal Year 2020 Enacted Budget to or for, directly or indirectly, a public or nonpublic school or school district and/or to a locality for the period of time that the school district, school or locality is found to have been in violation of Executive Order 202.68, or any order of the Department of Health issued pursuant to Executive Order 202.68

The Executive Order extends through November 5, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.31, 202.41, 202.42, 202.43, 202.51, 202.52, 202.56, as contained in Executive Order 202.63, and Executive Orders 202.61 and 202.62.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through November 5, 2020:

  • Any individual who encourages, promotes or organizes a non-essential gathering as set forth in Department of Health regulation, shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $15,000 per day.
  • Authorizes any local government official to assess, and the local government to retain, a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for violations of Executive Orders or any regulations of the Department of Health, that impose requirements pertaining to maintaining social distance and wearing of face coverings, for the duration of the disaster emergency.

The Executive Order makes the following directives through November 5, 2020. The directives are effective immediately, and once notice is provided to affected areas, may be enforced. The directive will be enforced no later than Friday, October 9, 2020, as determined by the county in which the red zones, orange zones, and yellow zones are located.

The Department of Health shall determine areas in the State that require enhanced public health restrictions experiencing clusters of high positivity rates. Certain activities will be restricted and any permitted activities, in all three zones will be conducted in strict adherence to Department of Health guidance.

    • Based upon the severity of the cluster activity, the Department of Health shall adopt in the most severe, or “red zones,” the following mitigation measures:
      • Non-essential gatherings of any size shall be postponed or cancelled;
      • All non-essential businesses, as determined by the Empire State Development Corporation based upon published guidance, will reduce in-person workforce by 100%;
      • Houses of worship shall be subject to a capacity limit of 25% of maximum occupancy or 10 people, whichever is fewer;
      • All restaurants and taverns shall cease serving patrons food or beverage on-premises and may be open for takeout or delivery only; and
      • The local Department of Health shall direct closure of all schools for in-person instruction, except as otherwise provided in Executive Order.
    • In moderate severity warning areas or “orange zones” the following mitigation measures:
      • Non-essential gatherings shall be limited to 10 people;
      • Certain non-essential businesses, for which there is a higher risk associated with the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, including gyms, fitness centers or classes, barbers, hair salons, spas, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail technicians and nail salons, cosmetologists, estheticians, the provision of laser hair removal and electrolysis, and all other personal care services shall reduce in-person workforce by 100%;
      • Houses of worship shall be subject to a maximum capacity limit of the lesser of 33% of maximum occupancy or 25 people, whichever is fewer;
      • All restaurants and taverns must cease serving patrons food or beverage inside on-premises but may provide outdoor service, and may be open for takeout or delivery, provided however, any one seated group or party shall not exceed 4 people; and
      • The local Department of Health shall direct closure of all schools for in-person instruction, except as otherwise provided in an Executive Order.
    • In precautionary or “yellow zones,” the following mitigation measures:
      • Non-essential gatherings shall be limited to no more than 25 people;
      • Houses of worship shall be subject to a capacity limit of 50% of its maximum occupancy and shall adhere to Department of Health guidance
      • All restaurants and taverns must limit any one seated group or party size to 4 people; and
      • The Department of Health shall issue guidance by October 9, 2020 regarding mandatory testing of students and school personnel, and schools shall adhere to such guidance.

The Executive Order extends through November 3, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202 up to and including 202.21, and 202.27, 202.28, 202.29, 202.30, 202.38, 202.39, 202.40, 202.48, 202.49, 202.50, 202.55 and 202.55.1, as extended, and 202.60, except:

  • The provision that provides for a period of validity and expiration of a non-driver identification card, will expire on November 3, 2020.
  • The provisions that provide for a period of validity and expiration of a registration certificate or number plate for a motor vehicle or trailer, a motorcycle, a snowmobile, a vessel, a limited use vehicle, and an all-terrain vehicle, will expire on November 3, 2020.
  • The provision that provides an expiration for temporary registration documents issued by auto dealers will expire on November 3, 2020.
  • The provisions that tolled any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding as prescribed by the procedural laws of the state, including but not limited to the criminal procedure law, the family court act, the civil practice law and rules, the court of claims act, the surrogate’s court procedure act, and the uniform court acts, or by any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or part thereof, is continued, as modified by prior executive orders, provided however, for any civil case, such suspension is only effective until November 3, 2020.
  • The suspension and modification of Section 30.30 of the criminal procedure law, as continued and modified in EO 202.60, is no longer in effect, except for felony charges entered in the counties of New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, and Richmond, where such suspension and modification continue to be effective through October 19, 2020.

The Executive Order expands the State’s travel advisory to travelers entering New York from any country with a CDC Level 2 or 3 health notice. Travelers from these countries are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period and must complete a DOH traveler health form or be subject to civil penalty.
The Executive Order extends prevents any residential tenant suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency from facing eviction judgements and warrants, including those cases where a judgment or warrant of eviction for a residential property was granted prior to March 7, 2020, through January 1, 2021.
The Executive Order extends through October 23, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law and any directives, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in Executive Orders 202.36, 202.37, 202.46, 202.47, 202.54, 202.58, and 202.59.
The Executive Order extends through October 18, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law unless they are superseded by a subsequent order contained in Executive Order 202.53, which includes the continuation of certain suspensions, modifications, and directives contained in Executive Orders 202.22 through 202.26, 202.32, 202.33, 202.34, 202.35, 202.44, 202.45, and 202.53 as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.57.

The Executive Order modifies the labor law to exclude from the definition of “total unemployment” per diem, part-time work performed between September 18, 2020 and November 3, 2020 for the New York State Board of Elections or a local board of elections where the total earnings for the week from all work performed for any employer do not exceed $504.00 and the employer is not the separating employer identified in the original claim, and not to require claimants to report such part-time work when certifying for weekly benefits.

The Executive Order extends previous directives that prohibited the initiation of a proceeding or enforcement of an eviction of any commercial tenant for nonpayment of rent or a foreclosure of any commercial mortgage for nonpayment through October 20, 2020.

The Executive Order extends through October 11, 2020 the directives, and suspensions and modifications of law, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, made by Executive Order 202.31, 202.41, 202.42, 202.43, 202.51, 202.52, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.56.
The Executive Order directs the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to promulgate an enforcement plan to ensure compliance with all relevant Executive Orders, including enforcement of face-covering requirements and ensuring availability of face-coverings for riders. The MTA, or any or all of its affiliates and subsidiaries, including New York City Transit Authority, the MTA Bus Company, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Metro-North Commuter Railroad may issue an emergency rule(s) to effectuate the plan.
Through October 9, 2020 the Executive Order makes the following directives:

  • Allows indoor food services and dining in New York City beginning September 30, 2020, so long as the Department of Health and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
  • Requires every licensed professional to report COVID-19 and influenza test results immediately (not more than 3 hours) to the Department of Health through the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) when a result is received.
    • Every professional authorized to administer a test for COVID-19 must inquire if the individual attends school, and if so, where such individual attends school, and their place of employment, and whether the individual works or volunteers in an elementary, secondary school, or post-secondary school, and to report the information to ECLRS.
    • Every professional authorized to administer a test for COVID-19 must obtain the individual’s local address, if the local address differs from the individual’s permanent address, and the local address must be reported to ECLRS.
  • Requires every licensed laboratory in the state of New York to obtain and transmit information via ECLRS related to school of attendance, or place of employment, or volunteer work for any adult prior to processing any specimen for a COVID-19 test to the laboratory along with such sample.
  • Every local health department in the state of New York must report to the Department of Health on a daily basis all COVID-19 testing and diagnoses for any individual who is a student, teacher, and any other individual who is a school employee or volunteer, for both higher and lower education institutions and districts.
  • Every school and school district must report to the Department of Health on a daily basis all COVID-19 testing and diagnoses among students, teaching staff, and any other employees or volunteers.
  • Every higher education institution must report to the Department of Health, on a daily basis, all COVID-19 testing and diagnoses among any on-campus students, teaching staff, and any other employees or volunteers. Additional notification to the Department of Health is required once an institution reaches 100 positive cases.
  • Any directive, modification or suspension previously issued to authorize individuals to administer or process any COVID-19 test shall apply to any FDA approved method to test for COVID-19 in conjunction with any other communicable disease.
  • All boards of elections must develop a plan to allow a registered voter to drop off a completed absentee ballot at a board of election, early voting location, or election day voting location, without requiring they wait in line with in-person voters, to help minimize delays during in-person voting and promote contactless voting. Plans must be submitted to the State Board of Elections by September 21, 2020, and made publicly available in the county board of elections office and on their website when submitted.
  • The board of elections will not send a voter a paper absentee ballot application with their ballot, and the voter will not be required to complete a paper application either prior to or simultaneously to receiving the ballot, if the voter previously requested an absentee ballot by other means.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications:

  • The Public Health Law is modified to the extent necessary to require immediate reporting (not more than 3 hours) of results of COVID-19 and influenza testing containing information pertaining to attendance and employment in schools as required by the directives contained in this Executive Order.

The Executive Order extends through October 4, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, made by Executive Orders 202 up to and including 202.21, and 202.27, 202.28, 202.29, 202.30, 202.38, 202.39, 202.40, 202.48, 202.49, 202.50, as extended, and Executive Order 202.55 and 202.55.1.

The Executive Order makes the following directives:

  • Authorizes schools statewide to be open for instruction, effective September 1, 2020, subject to adherence to Department of Health issued guidance and directives.
  • Whenever a coroner or medical examiner has a reasonable suspicion that COVID-19 or influenza was a cause of death, but no such tests were performed within 14 days prior to death the coroner or medical examiner shall administer both a COVID-19 and influenza test within 48 hours after death.
  • Suspend the deadline to pay 2019-2020 second half general taxes appearing on the Nassau County tax roll without interest or penalties from August 10, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for residential property.
  • Provide a discount of one percent on payments of second half 2020-2021 school district taxes in Nassau County which are made on or before December 10, 2020.
  • Allows facilities authorized to conduct video lottery gaming or casino gaming to open beginning on or after September 9, 2020, subject to adherence to Department of Health guidance.
  • Allows malls in New York City to open beginning on or after September 9, 2020, subject to adherence to Department of Health guidance.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications:

  • Permits public authorities to receive comments concerning a proposed toll adjustment through public hearings held remotely, use of telephone conference, video conference, and/or other means of transmission, including acceptance of public comments electronically or by mail.
  • Provides that in addition to any travel to a country for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a level two or three travel health notice, an employee is not be eligible for paid sick leave benefits or any other paid benefits if the employee voluntarily travels to a state is on the travel advisory list pursuant to Executive Order 205.
  • Provide that the tolling of civil statutes of limitation shall be lifted as it relates to any action to challenge the approval by any municipal government or public authority of a construction project that includes either affordable housing or space for use by not-for-profit organizations.
  • Eliminates the minimum in-person quorum requirements in Rural Electric Cooperatives Law Section 17(d).
  • Title 5 of Article 11 of the Real Property Tax Law, is suspended with respect to the ability of a municipality to sell liens.

The Executive Order extends through September 27, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law, unless they are superseded by a subsequent order, contained in 202.36, 202.37, 202.46, 202.47, as extended, and Executive Order 202.54, except the following:

  • Any extension of the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 925-a; and
  • The directive permitting telephonic or virtual party nominating conventions which has been superseded by Chapter 142 of the Laws of 2020.

The Executive Order also directs the Commissioner of Health to develop by emergency regulations, comprehensive statewide protocols for the timely testing and reporting of all COVID-19 and Influenza cases to continue to ensure, as flu season approaches, the State has the most accurate data to evaluate the number of positive cases and to best ensure timely contact tracing efforts are implemented in all regions.

The Executive Order makes the following suspensions and modifications through September 23rd:

  • Includes the potential for categorizing contraction of the COVID-19 virus as an illness for purposes of request or receipt of an absentee ballot for special district elections not administered by the County Board of Elections taking place before November 3rd, 2020.
  • Provides that every eligible voter to vote in any election on or before November 3, 2020 may be able to request an absentee ballot via phone, internet or electronically. Eligible voters who request an absentee ballot will be sent one, and the board of elections receiving the request will maintain a record of the request. No ballot will be deemed invalid for lack of a complete absentee ballot application for any reason.
  • Requires Board of Elections to provide a five-day cure period for any eligible deficiency instead of seven if an absentee ballot is received after November 3, 2020. The Board of Elections will notify any voter of any eligible deficiency within 24-hours by phone or e-mail, if available, and will only mail a notification to the voter if notice to the voter by phone or e-mail is not possible.
  • Provides that no cause of action shall be maintained against a Board of Elections for the November General Election if notice is not able to be made within the time period after a good faith effort, and through no fault of the Board of Elections.
  • Allows a Board of Elections to procure and provide absentee ballot applications, absentee ballots, envelopes, mail notification cards pursuant to this executive order, or any other means of transmitting an absentee ballot application or absentee ballot to voters in accordance with the timeframes set forth in Executive Order 202 or any subsequent Executive Order.

Additionally, the Executive Order makes the following directives through September 23rd:

  • All county Boards of Elections and the City of New York Board of Elections are required to send an informational mailing to every registered voter by September 8, 2020, containing the following information:
    • The dates, hours, and locations for early voting in such voter’s county, including the early voting location for which the voter is assigned, if applicable.
    • Information regarding how to apply for an absentee ballot, including the opportunity to apply online or by phone, and including the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot.
    • Information regarding the date and hours of the November 3, 2020 General Election, and the voter’s election day polling place location.
    • Information regarding how the voter can look up their registration status.
    • An explicit reminder or communication of the opportunities to vote prior to Election Day, including application for an absentee ballot and early voting options.
    • Expected mail times, if a voter chooses to request an absentee ballot.
  • All county Boards of Elections and the City of New York Board of Elections must submit staffing plans and any staffing needs for early voting and Election Day polling site operations, as well as post-election canvass of results, to the state Board of Elections no later than September 20, 2020, to provide adequate time for the state Board of Elections to assist as feasible.
  • All county Boards of Elections and the City of New York Board of Elections must take all steps possible to count ballots as soon as possible, including reviewing absentee or military ballot envelopes prior to Election Day, including establishing objections by the Board to ballot envelopes prior to Election Day, and any reporting of affidavit ballots by counties to the state board to compare against absentee ballots must be completed 48 hours after the election.
  • The State Board of Elections must develop a uniform envelope for absentee ballots for use by local Boards of Elections by September 8, 2020. The envelope must establish where a voter must sign to be valid. All local county Boards of Elections and the City of New York Board of Elections must use the uniform envelope for absentee ballots.

The Executive Order extends through September 19, 2020 the suspensions and modifications of law unless they are superseded by a subsequent order contained in Executive Order 202.53, which includes the continuation of certain suspensions, modifications, and directives contained in Executive Orders 202.22 through 202.26, 202.32, 202.33, 202.34, 202.35, 202.44, and 202.45 (links below) except the following:

  • Section 28-66 of the Charter of the City of Buffalo.
  • Any extension of the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 925-a.

Additionally, the Executive Order issues the following directives through September 19, 2020:

  • Allows bowling alleys to open as of August 17, 2020, subject to adherence to the Department of Health issued guidance.
  • Allows gyms and fitness centers to open August 24, 2020, subject to adherence to the Department of Health issued guidance and facility inspections by local health departments.
  • Extends the State’s moratorium on COVID-19 related commercial evictions and foreclosures through September 20, 2020.
  • Allows low-risk indoor arts and cultural activities to open in New York City as of August 24th, subject to adherence to the Department of Health issued guidance.

Executive Order 202.22
Executive Order 202.23
Executive Order 202.24
Executive Order 202.25
Executive Order 202.26
Executive Order 202.32
Executive Order 202.33
Executive Order 202.34
Executive Order 202.35
Executive Order 202.44
Executive Order 202.45
Executive Order 202.53

The Executive Order extends, through September 11, 2020, the provisions made by Executive Order 202.51, unless the provision has been superseded by a subsequent directive. Executive Order 202.51 includes the continuation of certain suspensions, modifications, and directives contained in Executive Orders 202.31, 202.41, 202.42, and 202.43, and the directive contained in Executive Order 202.52.
The Executive Order makes the following new suspensions and modifications through September 4, 2020:

  • Allows the Nassau County Executive to extend the following deadlines:
  • The County Assessor to complete the extension of taxes for 2020-2021 school district purposes from September 18, 2020 to October 16, 2020;
  • The County Legislature to levy such taxes from September 18, 2020 to October 16, 2020;
  • The County to deliver to the town tax receivers the 2020-2021 school district assessment roll and warrants from September 28, 2020 to October 26, 2020;
  • The first half 2020-2021 school district taxes shall be due and payable from October 1, 2020 to November 1, 2020; and
  • The first half 2020-2021 school district taxes may be paid without interest or penalties from November 10, 2020 to December 10, 2020, with payments made after such date to be subject to interest and penalties beginning on December 11, 2020.
  • Extends the deadline for filing a 2020 small claims assessment review petition for property located in Nassau County to September 4, 2020.
  • Suspends and modifies any law or regulation that would otherwise create a landlord tenant relationship between any individual assisting with the response to COVID-19 or any individual that has been displaced due to COVID-19, and any individual or entity, including but not limited to any hotel owner, hospital, not-for-profit housing provider, hospital, or any other temporary housing provider who provides temporary housing for a period of thirty days or more solely for purposes of assisting in the response to COVD-19.
  • States that various deadlines shall be tolled during the duration of this Executive Order plus an additional period of 120 days for cooperatives, condominiums, timeshares, homeowner associations, and senior residential communities regarding closing, occupancy, acceptance of an offering statement or prospectus, mortgage recording tax etc..

The Executive Order extends through August 29, 2020 the provisions made by Executive Orders 202.46 and 202.47, unless they are superseded by a subsequent Executive Order, except:

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.47 regarding political party proxies is amended to provide that any party committee rule in place prior to the issuance of this order that authorized more than ten proxies is in full force and effect.
  • The suspensions of law allowing school budget revotes to occur on July 28, are no longer suspended.
  • Any extension of the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties is no longer in effect.

The Executive Order also retroactively extends by twenty-one days the period for paying without interest or penalty the property taxes that were due by July 1, 2020, in the Village of Atlantic Beach, Nassau County.

The Executive Order extends through August 20, 2020 the provisions made by Executive Orders 202.22 through 202.26, and 202.32, unless they are superseded by a subsequent Executive Order, except the provision authorizing the extension of payment of sales and use taxes without penalty by the Commissioner of Tax and Finance. Links to the extended Executive Orders can be found below.

Additionally, the Executive Order indefinitely extends previous directives which allowed eligible regions to enter phase four. New York City entered phase four on Monday, July 20th; but unlike the rest of the state, indoor common portions of retail shopping malls and places of low-risk indoor arts and entertainment continue to be closed.

Executive Order 202.22

Executive Order 202.23

Executive Order 202.24

Executive Order 202.25

Executive Order 202.26

Executive Order 202.32

Through August 15th, the Executive Order requires on-premises alcoholic beverage licensees to only serve alcoholic beverages, for consumption on or off-premise, if the beverage is accompanied by the purchase of a food item for each customer consuming alcohol.
For another thirty days, through August 5, 2020, the Executive Order continues:

However, Section 5-18.0(2) of the Nassau County Administrative Code is no longer suspended or modified and any extension of the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 925-a is no longer in effect.

The Executive Order makes the following new suspensions and modifications through August 12, 2020:

  • Reduces the required number of signatures on registered public or free association library funding petitions;
  • Changes the minimum threshold requirement of signatures on nominating petitions for library trustee elections to a number equal to 70% of the minimum number required by Education Law or the governing statutory provisions of such library.

The  Executive Order amends previous Executive Orders that required the closure of all indoor common portions of retail shopping malls, to allow malls to open in regions of the State that are in phase four of reopening, so long as facilities adhere to Department of Health issued guidance, effective 12:01am on Friday, July 10, 2020.
The Executive Order continues the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Order 202.15 and each successor Executive Order up to and including Executive Order 202.21, and Executive Order 202.29, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.39, for another thirty days through August 6, 2020.
The Executive Order continues the directive contained in Executive Order 202.41, regarding phase three industries and entities, but modifies it to prohibit indoor food services New York City.

The Executive Order continues the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order up to and including Executive Order 202.14, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.27, 202.28, and 202.38, for another thirty days through August 5, 2020, except:

  • The directives contained in Executive Order 202.3, that closed video lottery gaming or casino gaming, gym, fitness center or classes, and movie theaters, and the directives contained in Executive Order 202.5 that closed the indoor common portions of retail shopping malls, and all places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, as amended, are hereby modified to provide that such directives remain in effect only until such time as a future Executive Order opening them is issued.

The Executive Order continues the following suspensions, modifications, and directives made by Executive Order 202.36 & Executive Order 202.37 through August 2, 2020:

  • Allows for in-person special education services and instruction required under Federal, State or local laws, rules, or regulations for the summer term by school districts. Any districts offering such services must follow State and Federal guidance.
  • Allows a questionnaire administered through an asynchronous electronic interface or electronic mail that is approved by a physician licensed in the State of New York to be sufficient to establish a practitioner-patient relationship for purposes of ordering a clinical laboratory test.
  • Extends the directive allowing the opening of barbershops and hair salons, in regions in phase two reopening, and requires operations to be consistent with Department of Health guidance.
  • Extends the directive allowing any licensee or franchisee of a racetrack to operate.
  • Extends the modification of Executive Order 202.35 in relation to New York On PAUSE as follows:
    • Any region that meets the prescribed public health and safety metrics as determined by the Department of Health for phase one reopening may allow outdoor, low-risk recreational activities and businesses providing such activities, as determined by Empire State Development Corporation, to be permitted to operate, in accordance with Department of Health guidance.

Modifies the election law in relation to independent nomination petitions for offices to be filled at the time of the General Election or at a Village Election as follows:

    • Independent nominating petitions shall be filed between July 27th through July 30, 2020.
    • A certificate of acceptance or declination for an independent nomination shall be filed not later than August 3, 2020.
    • A certificate to fill a vacancy caused by a declination of an independent body shall be filed not later than August 6, 2020.
    • A signature made earlier than July 1, 2020, or later than July 30, 2020, shall not be counted upon a petition for an independent nomination.
    • Signature requirements for independent nominating petitions, as outlined in the Executive Order.
  • Rescinds the directive contained in Executive Order 202.13, insofar that independent nominating petitions may be circulated, and signatures collected beginning July 1, 2020, consistent with this Executive Order.

The Executive Order extends until July 26th all suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Order 202.34 and 202.35. Previous Executive Orders are amended to allow gatherings of 50 or fewer individuals in regions of the State in phase four. If the gathering occurs indoors it may not exceed 50% of the maximum occupancy for the area. All social distancing, face covering, and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health must be adhered to.

The Executive Order requires all travelers entering New York from a state with a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate, over a seven-day rolling average to quarantine for a period of 14 days. The Department of Health Commissioner may issue additional protocols for essential workers, or for other extraordinary circumstances when a quarantine is not possible, provided such measures continue to safeguard the public health. The Executive Order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on June 25, 2020, until rescinded by the Department of Health Commissioner. Currently, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah have infection rates above the maximum infection rate to travel unrestricted into New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.  New York will track all other state’s infection rates and make the restriction list available on the Department of Health’s website. Any violation of a quarantine or isolation order issued to an individual by a local department of health or NYS Department of Health may be enforced and non-compliance may additionally be deemed a violation subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.
Modifies Executive Order 202.23 to clarify that any voter that is in active and/or inactive status and is eligible to vote in a primary or special election to be held on June 23, 2020 who requests an absentee ballot via telephone for the June 23 special election or primary election, shall be sent an absentee ballot with a postage paid return envelope, following the conditions outlined in this Executive Order. Allows clinical labs to accept and examine specimens for COVID-19 testing from nursing home and adult care facilities personnel without a prescription or order and requires the facilities to report positives to the local department of health for treatment and isolation orders. Expands the authority of the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to abate late filing and payment penalties for a period of up to 100 days for taxpayers who were required to file returns and remit sales and use taxes by March 20, 2020, for the sales tax quarterly period that ended February 29, 2020.
On and off premise alcoholic beverage licensees are required to inspect, monitor, and otherwise supervise the area within 100 feet of the licensed premises to ensure that any consumption of food or beverage comports with the applicable open container ordinances, as well as social distancing and face covering requirements. If the business is unable to comply with directives in the Executive Order, they must discontinue the sale/service of alcoholic beverages unless and until the ordinances and guidance can be fully observed. The directive contained in Executive Order 202.8 that permitted on-line only transactions for the Department of Motor Vehicles is modified to allow for in-person transactions at county-operated Department of Motor Vehicles offices in phase three eligible regions, if such transactions are conducted by appointment only.
DECLARING JUNETEENTH A HOLIDAY FOR NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYEES
Allows 25 or fewer individuals to gather, for any lawful purpose or reason, in regions eligible for phase three, as long as social distancing and cleaning protocols required by the Department of Health are followed. Regions not yet eligible for phase three reopening, remain limited to gatherings of ten or fewer individuals.

The Executive Order directs the Division of the Budget, in consultation with the Division of Criminal Justice Services, to promulgate guidance to be sent to all local governments directing that all police agencies perform a comprehensive review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices, and develop a plan to improve these operations to address the needs of the communities served by the police agency and promote community engagement and to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color. The plan will then be offered up for public comment, after which the local legislative body must adopt or ratify by April 1, 2021. Local governments must certify to the Director of the Division of the Budget that the process has been complied with and adopted or the Director of the Division of the Budget is authorized to withhold future appropriated state or federal funds.
Allows for the opening of all salons, tattoo parlors, piercing parlors, and related personal care services in phase three eligible regions, consistent with Department of Health guidance. Continues the directives collectively constituting New York On PAUSE, except: The reductions and restrictions on the in-person workforce at non-essential businesses or other entities shall no longer apply to phase three industries. As of June 12, 2020, the regions meeting the prescribed public health and safety metrics required for phase three reopening are: Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, and the North Country. Any additional regions which meet the criteria in the future will be deemed to be incorporated into this Executive Order without further revision and will be permitted to reopen phase three industries, subject to the same terms and conditions.

All nursing homes and all adult care facilities, which are located in regions that have reached phase two of reopening, must test or make arrangements for the testing of all personnel, including all employees, contract staff, medical staff, operators and administrators, for COVID-19, once per week. If the original budget proposed by a school district is not approved by the voters at an election held on June 9, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, any resubmission to the voters of the original or revised budget shall be conducted at a date and by a process determined by and subject to a future Executive Order, provided, however, such revote shall not occur prior to July 9, 2020.
Allows any absentee ballot for an election held on June 9, 2020 and received by mail in the office of the clerk of the school district or designee of the trustees or school board not later than June 16, 2020 to be canvassed for such election.  No ballots for such election shall be accepted by the clerk of the school district or designee of the trustees or school board after 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020 except those received by mail in accordance with this provision. Exempts school districts from completing annual professional performance reviews of classroom teachers and building principals during the 2019-20 school year without withholding any apportionment of funds for the general support of public schools for which a school district is otherwise entitled. Allows a board of education or the trustees of a common school district to appoint on tenure those classroom teachers and building principals who meet certain requirements and are recommended by the superintendent of schools.
Commercial building owners, retail store owners and those authorized on their behalf to manage public places within their buildings and businesses have the discretion to deny admittance to those individuals who refuse to undergo temperature checks or have a temperature above prescribed guidelines from the NYS Department of Health. This must be applied in a consistent manner with the American with Disabilities Act and any provision of either New York State or New York City Human Rights Law. Modifies Executive Order 202.3 to allow a restaurant or bar to serve patrons food or beverage on-premises only in outdoor space, provided such restaurant or bar is in compliance with Department of Health guidance promulgated for such activity. Modifies Executive Order 202.35 to permit any non-essential gatherings for houses of worship at no greater than 25% of the indoor capacity of such location, provided it is in a geographic area in phase 2 of re-opening.
The Executive Order allows for in-person special education services and instruction required under Federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations for the summer term by school districts through July 5th. Any districts offering such services follow must follow State and Federal guidance.
Extends for twenty-one days the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties in a county, city, town, village or school district of which the chief executive officer has requested an extension (a list of entities which have requested such is in the Executive Order). Retroactively extends by twenty-one days the period for paying without interest or penalty the property taxes that were due by April 1, 2020, in the Village of Thomaston, Nassau County.
As of May 29, 2020 the regions meeting the prescribed public health and safety metrics required for Phase Two reopening are: Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, and the North Country. Any additional regions which meet the criteria after such date will be deemed to be incorporated into this Executive Order without further revision and will be permitted to re-open Phase two industries, subject to the same terms and conditions.
Through June 27, 2020, the Order allows any business operator or owner the discretion to enforce a previous directive which requires any individual over age two, and able to medically tolerate a face-covering, be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place, including the right to deny entry to those not wearing a mask. It also does not prohibit or limit the right of State and local enforcement authorities from imposing fines or other penalties for any violation of the directive.
Executive Order 202.10, as later extended by Executive Order 202.18, Executive Order 202.29 and as extended and amended by Executive Order 202.32, which prohibited all non-essential gatherings of any size for any reason, except for any religious service or ceremony, or for the purposes of any Memorial Day service or commemoration, which allowed ten or fewer individuals to gather, provided that social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to is hereby modified to permit any non-essential gathering of ten or fewer individuals, for any lawful purpose or reason, provided that social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to.
Extends the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Orders 202.23 through 202.27, for thirty days until June 20, 2020. It also extends by twenty-one days the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes for an affected county, city, town, village or school district whose chief executive officer has requested an extension.
Extends previous Executive Orders directing NY On PAUSE until May 28, 2020 and authorizes the reopening of several regions Upstate by providing an exception from the NY On PAUSE rules for those businesses or entities in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, and the North Country regions allowing them to enter Phase One effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 15, 2020, among other provisions.
Issues various directives to nursing homes and adult care facilities through June 9th.
Extends the provisions of Executive Orders 202.15-202.21 until June 7, 2020 and extends the window of time to file a claim through the Child Victims Act until January 14, 2021.
Extends the moratorium on residential or commercial COVID-related evictions and late fees through August 20, 2020, extends the closure of all schools through the remainder of the academic year, extends the provisions of previous Executive Orders (scheduled to expire on May 7th) until June 6th (except for certain specified provisions), and makes certain modification to Criminal Procedure law, among other provisions.
Allows medical professionals without a current New York license, including those licensed out of state and in Canada, the ability to continue to provide necessary services related to New York’s COVID-19 response through June 4, 2020.
Mandates any absentee ballot sent to a voter for elections held on June 23, 2020 will include a postage paid return envelope, moves school budget and school board elections to June 9, 2020 via absentee ballot, requires school budget hearings to be held remotely, eliminates minimum signature thresholds for school board candidates and includes changes for procedures to upcoming library and village elections.
Allows for the immediate establishment of additional birthing sites operated by currently established licensed birthing hospitals and centers, modifies Executive Orders 202.12 & 202.13  to clarify that the “duration of stay”  for a support person includes labor, delivery and the postpartum period, and modifies Executive Order 202.10 to allow approved hospitals to perform elective outpatient surgeries and procedures if certain criteria are met.
Authorizes licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody tests and cancels the special election for the office of New York City Council in the 37th district. This office will be filled at the general election.
Modifies the Election Law to ensure voters will be sent an absentee ballot application form with return postage paid for the June 23, 2020 elections, authorizes the Commissioner of Health to suspend or revoke the operating certificate of any skilled nursing facility or adult care facility if it is determined that such facility has not adhered to any regulations or directives issued by the Commissioner of Health, and cancels the Queens Borough President and State Assembly and State Senate Special Elections, which were scheduled to be held on June 23, 2020. These offices will be filled at the General Election.
Provisions related to real estate property tax transactions.
Clarifies that any officiant, public or private, is able to perform or solemnize a marriage ceremony utilizing audio-video technology, per Executive Order 202.20
Waives the 60 days required to obtain a marriage license, permits those persons who were unable to marry within the time frame issued on the marriage license to obtain a second marriage license (and waives the fees), if necessary, mirroring the original marriage license that was obtained during the period of time a declared emergency existed in New York State and authorizes the issuance of a marriage license application, marriage license, or witnessing or solemnizing of the marriage ceremony, to be performed utilizing audio-video technology provided certain conditions are met.
Establishes a single, statewide coordinated testing prioritization process for COVID-19, requires that nursing home, or adult care facility licensed by the Commissioner of Health to notify a family member or next of kin if any resident tests positive for COVID-19, or suffers a COVID-19 related death, within 24 hours is modified to provide a penalty for non-compliance of $2,000 per violation per day, and prohibits local governments from taking any actions that could affect public health without consulting with the state Department of Health, among other provisions.
Extends all “NYS on Pause” restrictions and closures until May 15th among other provisions.
Requires any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. It also requires letters of no-action or no-filing be issued by the Attorney General.
Among other provisions, mandates all essential businesses must provide employees face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
Allows any voter  in New York State to cast an absentee ballot for June 23 primary elections among numerous other provisions.
Extends the cancellation of all non-essential public and private gatherings, school closures, and all in-person business restrictions and workplace restrictions to April 29, 2020, gives the Department of Health the power to move medical equipment and supplies  to areas of immediate need; such equipment and supplies will either be returned or the entities will be monetarily compensated, and increases fine for social distancing violations, among other provisions.
Clarifying language on non-essential construction, aligns closures and restrictions on businesses issued in previous Executive Orders, clarifies a previous order requiring a support person for a patient giving birth is modified insofar as to cover labor, delivery as well as the immediate postpartum period and moves election days for various vacancies and special elections.
Moves the State’s Presidential Primary and Special Elections to June 23, 2020, delays the state’s tax filing day to July 15 to match the Federal filing date and directs all hospitals to allow one person, who does not have a fever, to be present as a support person for a patient giving birth.
Extends school closures amends language relating to pharmacist dispensing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, and determines that any operation of a facility or occupancy of any space by more than the number of persons allowed will be deemed to be a violation of law and in violation of the Uniform Code or other local building code, among other provisions.
Takes a number of actions related to health care professionals, hospitals, health care facilities, emergency medical services, and public health law; including directing insurers to give the state a list of their employees who are licensed health professionals, and prohibits any pharmacist in the state from dispensing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine except when written as prescribed for an FDA-approved indication, and cancels or postpones all non-essential gatherings of any size for any reason.
Allows customers of New York chartered banks a 90-day forbearance of payments on their mortgage if they are affected by COVID-19 related hardships. The order also affects fees for the use of automated teller machines (ATMs), overdraft fees, and credit card late fees.
Mandates reduction of onsite workforce for non-essential businesses by 100% no later than March 22 at 8 p.m.,  directs 90-day moratorium on any residential or commercial evictions, and authorizes the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to abate late filing and payment penalties for a period of 60 days for a taxpayers who are required to file returns and remit sales and use taxes by March 20, 2020, for the sales tax quarterly period that ended February 29, 2020.
Requires non-essential employers to reduce the in-person workforce by 75% no later than March 21 at 8 pm. This order also expands the public gathering prohibition to barber shops, salons, and other businesses as of March 21 at 8pm and includes provisions for notarial services.
Nonessential businesses to reduce onsite workforce by 50%.
Closure of certain common portions of retail shopping malls and all places of public amusement.
Directing all schools in New York to close by Wednesday, March 18 for two weeks ending April 1.
Mandating the closing of restaurants, movie theaters, bars, gyms and casinos and limits the statewide occupancy limit to 50 people.
Delaying village elections statewide until the April 28 primary election.
Any gathering under 500 individuals required to cut capacity by 50%, suspension of the 7 day waiting period for unemployment, suspension of laws relating to emergency procurement, restriction of nursing home visitations and the waiver of requirements necessary for apportionment of school aid.
Declaring a Disaster Emergency in the State of New York.