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, and to issue any directive during a disaster emergency necessary to cope with the disaster, I hereby continue the directives contained in Executive Order 202.31, unless superseded by a subsequent directive; and
IN ADDITION, I hereby temporarily suspend or modify the following and issue the following directives for the period from the date of this Executive Order through July 13, 2020:
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.7, as extended and as amended by Executive Order 202.36, requiring all salons, tattoo parlors, piercing parlors, and related personal care services to be closed to members of the public is hereby again modified to the extent necessary to allow for the opening of such personal care services, and only to the extent and in regions consistent with Department of Health guidance promulgated for Phase Three reopening.
- Executive Order 202.35, which extended the provisions of Executive Orders 202.3, 202.4, 202.5, 202.6, 202.7, 202.8, 202.10, 202.11, 202.13, 202.14, 202.28, and 202.31, and 202.34 which each closed or otherwise restricted public or private businesses or places of public accommodation, and Executive Order 202.38 which required postponement, cancellation, or restriction on size of all non-essential gatherings of more than ten individuals, and which together constitute New York On PAUSE, is hereby continued until and unless later amended or extended by a future Executive Order, provided, however:
- That effective on June 12, 2020, the reductions and restrictions on the in-person workforce at non-essential businesses or other entities shall no longer apply to Phase Three industries, as determined by the Department of Health, in eligible regions, including:
- Restaurants / Food Services; and
- Personal Care.
- Businesses or entities in industries open in Phase Three must be operated subject to the guidance promulgated by the Department of Health.
- As of June 12, 2020 the regions meeting the prescribed public health and safety metrics required for Phase Three reopening are: Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, and the North Country. Any additional regions which meet the criteria after such date will be deemed to be incorporated into this Executive Order without further revision and will be permitted to re-open Phase Three industries, subject to the same terms and conditions.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this thirteenth day of June in the year two thousand twenty.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor