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to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202, for thirty days through June 9, 2021.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 directives consistent with Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2021 for the period from the date of this Executive Order through June 9, 2021:
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.98 that limited non-essential private residential outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people is hereby further modified to provide that the limit on private residential outdoor gatherings shall no longer be in effect as of May 19, 2021. In addition, it is hereby further modified, effective May 10, 2021, to permit up to 500 people to attend outdoor social gatherings at events, arts, and entertainment venues, subject to Department of Health guidance. Effective May 19, 2021, up to 250 people are permitted to attend indoor social gatherings at events, arts, and entertainment venues and up to 50 people are permitted to attend residential indoor gatherings, subject to Department of Health guidance.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this tenth day of May the year two thousand twenty-one.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor