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with such disaster, and further, I do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Order 202.30 and Executive Order 202.40, which amended the directives contained in Executive Order 202.30, for thirty days until August 8, 2020.
IN ADDITION, 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 August 8, 2020:
· The directive contained in Executive Order 202.5, that required closure to the public of all indoor common portions of retail shopping malls, as extended, and as continued and modified in Executive Order 202.48, is hereby amended to allow such malls to open in regions of the state that are in Phase Four of the state’s reopening, so long as such malls adhere to Department of Health issued guidance, effective 12:01am on Friday, July 10, 2020.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this ninth day of July in the year two thousand twenty.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor