E X E C U T I V E O R D E R
Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
WHEREAS, on March 7, 2020, I issued Executive Order Number 202, declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS, both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ANDREW M. CUOMO, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 29-a of Article 2-B of the Executive Law to temporarily suspend or modify any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or parts thereof, of any agency during a State disaster emergency, if compliance with such statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation would prevent, hinder, or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202, for thirty days through May 27, 2021.
IN ADDITION, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2021 to modify or extend any directive issued during this disaster emergency necessary to cope with such disaster, I do hereby modify and extend the following directive consistent with Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2021 for the period from the date of this Executive Order through May 27, 2021:
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.17, as extended, that required any individual over the age of two to cover their nose or mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place, is hereby extended and modified only insofar as to no longer require individuals who have a completed COVID-19 vaccination series to cover their noses or mouths while outdoors, except in crowded settings and venues.
IN ADDITION, the following directives shall no longer be in effect:
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.91, as modified by Executive Orders 202.97 and 202.99, that required certain vaccine providers to prioritize the following groups for vaccination: (1) individuals age eligible; (2) individuals who are P-12 school (public or non-public) teachers, substitute teachers, or student teachers; and (3) individuals with comorbidities.
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.86 that provided that any licensed healthcare provider who administers the vaccine to an individual who has not certified to being a member of a priority group or where such provider otherwise has knowledge that the individual is not a member of the priority group may be subject to civil penalties of up to one million dollars per dose administered and/or the revocation of any state-issued license.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this twenty-seventh day of April the year two thousand twenty-one.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor