E X E C U T I V E O R D E R
Continuing the Declaration of a Statewide Disaster Emergency Due to Healthcare Staffing Shortages in the State of New York
WHEREAS, there are staffing shortages in hospital and other healthcare facilities and they are expected continue;
WHEREAS, severe understaffing in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is expected to continue to affect the ability to provide critical care and to adequately serve vulnerable populations;
WHEREAS, there is an immediate and critical need to supplement staffing to assure healthcare facilities can provide care;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of the State of New York and Section 28 of Article 2-B of the Executive Law, do hereby extend the state disaster emergency as set forth in Executive Order 4, as continued in Executive Order 4.1, and continue the terms, conditions, and suspensions contained in Executive Orders 4 and 4.1, until December 26, 2021.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this twenty-sixth day of November in the year two thousand twenty-one.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor