April 11, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Partnership With NYS Court System to Provide Pro Bono Legal Assistance to New Yorkers

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Governor Sends Letter Calling on the U.S. Treasury to Ensure New Yorkers Do Not Have Their Stimulus Payments Frozen by Banks or Seized by Creditors as Soon as They Arrive

Confirms 9,946 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 180,458; New Cases in 49 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new partnership with the New York State Court System to create a pro bono network of volunteer lawyers to provide New Yorkers with free legal assistance. Volunteers will begin to receive training and start offering assistance next week. Lawyers interested in volunteering can sign up at www.nysba.org/covidvolunteer.

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Governor Cuomo also issued a letter calling on the U.S. Treasury to ensure New Yorkers do not have their stimulus payments frozen by banks or seized by creditors as soon as they arrive.

I understand the need to bring back the economy as quickly as possible and that people need to work, but more importantly we need to save lives.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

"I understand the need to bring back the economy as quickly as possible and that people need to work, but more importantly we need to save lives," Governor Cuomo said. "I want to make sure any decision we make to open the economy is based on what we've learned from our own experience and from other places around the globe. In the meantime, we have to make sure we're helping the many people and businesses who are struggling and we're partnering with the New York State Court System to organize lawyers statewide to provide pro bono legal assistance to help people with issues that they may have."

 

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Finally, the Governor confirmed 9,946 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 180,458 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 180,458 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

446

20

Allegany

26

0

Broome

117

5

Cattaraugus

19

1

Cayuga

28

1

Chautauqua

21

1

Chemung

60

1

Chenango

61

1

Clinton

43

0

Columbia

77

3

Cortland

17

0

Delaware

39

0

Dutchess

1,744

146

Erie

1,472

63

Essex

12

2

Franklin

11

0

Fulton

21

3

Genesee

67

2

Greene

37

3

Hamilton

3

0

Herkimer

37

1

Jefferson

44

1

Lewis

6

0

Livingston

30

1

Madison

99

0

Monroe

767

25

Montgomery

29

0

Nassau

22,584

1,072

Niagara

167

11

NYC

98,308

5,924

Oneida

181

9

Onondaga

380

11

Ontario

56

5

Orange

4,847

315

Orleans

24

0

Oswego

37

1

Otsego

43

2

Putnam

494

7

Rensselaer

96

5

Rockland

7,477

355

Saratoga

187

5

Schenectady

194

3

Schoharie

12

0

Schuyler

5

0

Seneca

16

1

St. Lawrence

80

2

Steuben

119

2

Suffolk

19,883

1,191

Sullivan

340

22

Tioga

19

1

Tompkins

108

3

Ulster

589

59

Warren

44

1

Washington

31

5

Wayne

42

1

Westchester

18,729

652

Wyoming

31

1

Yates

2

0

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