April 19, 2020
Albany, NY

No. 202.21: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

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No. 202.21


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 be 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 issue any directive during a disaster emergency necessary to cope with the disaster, I hereby issue the following directives for the period from the date of this Executive Order through May 19, 2020:


  • The directive regarding solemnization of a marriage ceremony contained in Executive Order 202.20 shall be modified to expressly include any officiant, public or private, as able to perform or solemnize such marriage ceremony utilizing audio-video technology, as delineated in such directive.


G I V E N   under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this nineteenth day of April in the year two thousand twenty.





Secretary to the Governor