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, or to provide any directive necessary to respond to the disaster, do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives not superseded by a subsequent directive contained in Executive Orders 202.22 through 202.26, 202.32, 202.33, 202.34, 202.35, 202.44, 202.45, 202.53, 202.57, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.64 for another thirty days through November 13, 2020, except:
- Subdivision (a) of Section 301 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, to the extent that it requires annual safety inspections and at least biennial emissions inspections, shall no longer be suspended or modified as of November 3, 2020.
IN ADDITION, I hereby temporarily suspend or modify the following from the date of this Executive Order through November 13, 2020:
- The modification in Executive Order 202 of subdivision 4 of section 6909 of the Public Health Law, subdivision 6 of section 6527 of the Education Law, and section 64.7 of Title 8 of the NYCRR, to the extent necessary to permit physicians and certified nurse practitioners to issue a non-patient specific regimen to nurses or any such other persons authorized by law or by executive order to collect throat or nasopharyngeal swab specimens from individuals suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 infection, for purposes of testing, or to perform such other tasks as may be necessary to provide care for individuals diagnosed or suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 infection is hereby modified to also include saliva swab specimens.
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 do hereby issue the following directive through November 13, 2020:
- In furtherance of the protection of public health, and in recognition of the extreme consequences failure to adhere to the restrictions set forth in Executive Order 202.68 presents, the director of the budget is authorized to withhold any funds appropriated in the FY20 Enacted Budget to or for, directly or indirectly, a public or nonpublic school or school district and/or to a locality for the period of time that such school district, school or locality is found to have been in violation of Executive Order 202.68, or for the period of time that such school district, school, or locality is in violation of any order of the department of health issued pursuant to Executive Order 202.68.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this fourteenth day of October in the year two thousand twenty.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor