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 issue any directive during a disaster emergency necessary to cope with the disaster, I do hereby issue the following directives through October 10, 2020:
- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shall promulgate an enforcement plan to ensure compliance with all relevant Executive Orders and guidance applicable to its operations, including enforcement of face-covering requirements and ensuring availability of face-coverings for riders. The MTA, or any or all of its affiliates and subsidiaries, including New York City Transit Authority, the MTA Bus Company, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Metro-North Commuter Railroad may issue an emergency rule(s) to effectuate such plan.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this tenth day of September in the year two thousand twenty.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor