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New York COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 22, 2020

Libryo is using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates will provide highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


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Last Updated: Wednesday 27 May 2020

Executive Order No. 202 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that declares a state disaster emergency in the state of New York until 7 September 2020, and suspends and modifies various statutes and regulations that could hinder action needed to cope with the disaster. 

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Notice Number: 202

Publication Date: 7 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.1 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that continues the temporary suspension and modification of various laws listed below for 30 days until 11 April 2020, including:

- laws and regulations to allow for expansion of services and temporary facilities for health and human service providers
- laws and regulations relating to child care to allow flexibility for providers while continuing to protect the health and safety of children
- regulations to prevent delays in providing home delivered meals and in providing services under the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) to older adults
- law relating to waiting periods for unemployment insurance claimants whose claims arise directly out of COVID-19 outbreak
- law allowing the attendance of meetings telephonically or other similar service

In addition, the order requires:

- any gathering or event expecting more than 500 people to be cancelled or postponed for at least 30 days
- any business or public accommodation and any other event to cater at no more than 50% occupancy or seating capacity for 30 days from 13 March 2020
- any theatre seating 500 or more people in a city of a million or more not to hold performances after 5pm on 12 March 2020

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Notice Number: 202.1

Publication Date: 12 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2021-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.3 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that continues the temporary suspension and modification of the laws relating to the disaster emergency until 15 April 2020 and issues the following directives until 15 April 2020:

- any large gathering or event must be cancelled or postponed if more than 50 persons are expected to attend, at any location in New York State
- any restaurant or bar in the state of New York must stop serving patrons food or beverage on-premises at 8 pm on 16 March 2020, and until further notice may only serve food or beverage for off-premises consumption
- any facility authorized to conduct video lottery gaming, or casino gaming must cease operation effective at 8 pm on 16 March 2020
- any gym, fitness centers or classes, and movie theaters must also cease operation at 8 pm on 16 March 2020 until further notice

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Notice Number: 202.3

Publication Date: 16 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2023-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.6 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order with the following directives which will be operative until 17 April 2020:

- from 8 p.m. on 20 March 2020, all businesses and not-for-profit entities in the state must use telecommuting or work from home procedures as far as possible
- all employers must reduce the in-person workforce at any work locations by 50% no later than 20 March at 8 pm
- any essential business or entity providing essential services or functions is not subject to the in-person restrictions

Essential services include:

- health care operations
- essential infrastructure including utilities, telecommunication, airports and transportation infrastructure
- essential manufacturing, including food processing and pharmaceuticals
- essential retail including grocery stores and pharmacies
- essential services including trash collection, mail, and shipping services
- news media
- banks and related financial institutions
- providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations
construction;
- endors of essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses
- vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services needed to ensure the continuing operation of government agencies and provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public

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Notice Number: 202.6

Publication Date: 18 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2026-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.5 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that continues the temporary suspension and modification of the laws relating to the disaster emergency until 17 April 2020, including:

- the Labor Law relating to waiting periods for those claiming unemployment after business closure due to COVID-19 or a government order and
- the Business Corporation Law to enable board and committee consent via email

The order also issues the following directives which will be operative until 17 April 2020:

- from 8 pm on 19 March 2020, all indoor common portions of large retail shopping malls must close and not allow access to the public
- stores that have separate entrances in those malls may remain open, and restaurants may only offer take-out and deliveries
- all places of public amusement, except public parks and open recreation areas must be closed to the public at 8 pm on 19 March 2020

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Notice Number: 202.5

Publication Date: 18 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2025-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.7 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that continues the temporary suspension and modification of the laws relating to the disaster emergency until 18 April 2020 and issues the following directives which will be operative until 18 April 2020:

- any notarial act that is required under New York State law is authorized to be performed utilizing audio-video technology provided that the specified conditions are met
- all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors and related personal care services will be closed to members of the public from 8 p.m. 21 March 2020
from 8 p.m. on 21 March 2020, all businesses and not-for-profit entities in the state must use, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from home procedures that they can safely utilize
- employers must reduce the in-person workforce at any work locations by 75% no later than 21 March at 8 p.m.
- any essential business or entity providing essential services or functions is not subject to the in-person restrictions

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Notice Number: 202.7

Publication Date: 19 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2027-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.8 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that suspends or modifies various laws to cater for:

- extending, for the duration of the executive order, the validity of drivers licenses and non-driver identification cards that expire on or after 1 March 2020
- extending, for the duration of the executive order, the validity of vehicle registrations that expire on or after 1 March 2020
- shareholder meetings not to be held at a physical location
- extending the authority of the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to abate late filing and payment penalties to also authorize abatement of interest, for a period of 60 days for taxpayers who must file returns and remit sales and use taxes by 20 March 2020 for the sales tax quarterly period that ended 29 February 2020

The order also:

- cancels in-person appointments at motor vehicle departments
- requires employers to reduce the in-person workforce at any work locations by 100% no later than 21 March at 8 p.m.
- directs that any essential business or entity providing essential services or functions is not subject to the in-person restrictions

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Notice Number: 202.8

Publication Date: 20 March 2020

Effective Date: 20 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.8.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.13 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that:

- all non-essential workers employed by the State are to stay home until 16 April
- all in-person business restrictions are effective until midnight on 15 April 2020
- only certain construction is exempt from the in-person restrictions

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Notice Number: 202.13

Publication Date: 29 March 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20213-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency 

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.14 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that continues the temporary suspension and modification of the laws relating to the disaster emergency until 7 May 2020 and issues the following directives which will be operative until 7 May 2020:

- any medical equipment (personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, respirators, bi-pap, anaesthesia, or other necessary equipment or supplies as determined by the Commissioner of Health) that is held in inventory by any entity in the state, or otherwise located in the state shall be reported to DOH
- all restrictions on public or private business or places of public accommodation are continued until 29 April 2020
- schools shall remain closed through April 29, 2020
- the act of witnessing that is required under the New York State laws is allowed to be performed using audio-video technology provided that certain conditions are met

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Notice Number: 202.14

Publication Date: 7 April 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20214-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.17 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that from 8 p.m. on 17 April 2020 any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering must cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance.

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Notice Number: 202.17

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

Effective Date: 15 April 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.17.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.18 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that modifies and suspends various laws. For example, parts of the Business Corporation Law and the Partnership Law are suspended to extend the statements of some corporations and limited liability partnerships whose statements are set to expire on or after 31 March 2020.

In addition, the order directs that from 8 p.m. on 17 April 2020:

- any person using public or private transport, who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering, must wear a mask or face covering over the nose and mouth during any such trip and
- any person who is operating such public or private transport must wear a face covering or mask which covers the nose and mouth while there are any passengers in the vehicle

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Notice Number: 202.18

Publication Date: 16 April 2020

Effective Date: 16 April 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.18.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
US Executive Order 13916: National Emergency Authority To Temporarily Extend Deadlines for Certain Estimated Payments

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The President of the United States has published an executive order directing the Secretary of the Treasury to consider taking action to extend deadlines for various estimated payments for importers who are suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID–19.

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Notice Number: 2020-08846

Publication Date: 23 April 2020

Effective Date: 18 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-23/pdf/2020-08846.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
US Temporary Final Rule (19 CFR Part 24): Temporary Postponement of the Time to Deposit Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes, and Fees During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

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The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the designee of the Secretary of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) has issued a temporary final rule amending the Customs and Border Protection regulations. 

The amendment temporarily postpones the deadline for importers of record with a significant financial hardship to deposit certain estimated duties, taxes, and fees that they would ordinarily be obligated to pay as of the date of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption.

The postponement relates to merchandise entered in March or April 2020, for a period of 90 days from the date that the deposit would otherwise have been due but for this emergency action. 

To qualify for this temporary postponement, an importer must demonstrate a significant financial hardship. An eligible importer's operation must be fully or partially suspended during March or April 2020 due to government orders limiting commerce, travel, or group meetings because of COVID-19. As a result of the suspension of its operations, the gross receipts of such importer for March 13-31, 2020, or April 2020 must be less than 60 percent of the gross receipts for the comparable period in 2019. 

An eligible importer need not file additional documentation with CBP to be eligible for this relief but must maintain documentation as part of its books and records establishing that it meets the requirements for relief.

This temporary postponement does not permit the return of any deposits of estimated duties, taxes, and/or fees that have been paid. It also does not apply to entries or withdrawals from warehouse, subject to certain specified trade remedies, and any entry summary that includes merchandise subject to those trade remedies is not eligible under this rule.

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Notice Number: 2020-08618

Publication Date: 22 April 2020
Effective Date: 20 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-22/pdf/2020-08618.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

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The President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act into law to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

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Notice Number: 116-136

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 27 April 2020

Source: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr748/BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

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The President has signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act into law to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers, and COVID-19 testing.

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Notice Number: 116-139

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 24 April 2020

Source: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr266/BILLS-116hr266enr.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Proclamation 10014 (US)

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The President of the United States has signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants. The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, 23 April 2020 and expires in 60 days, unless continued by the President. 

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Notice Number: 2020-09068

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 23 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-27/pdf/2020-09068.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
13 CFR Part 120: Small Business Administration Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Additional Criterion for Seasonal Employers

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the U.S. Department of the Treasury to issue regulations for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), including regulations that allow additional lenders to originate loans and establish terms and conditions.

In this interim final rule, Treasury authorizes all lenders eligible to originate loans under the PPP to use an alternative criterion for calculating the maximum loan amount for PPP loans issued to seasonal employers.

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Notice Number: 2020-09239

Publication Date: 30 April 2020

Effective Date: 30 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-30/pdf/2020-09239.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Corporate Groups and Non-Bank and Non-Insured Depository Institution Lenders (Small Business Administration)

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The Small Business Administration has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by limiting the amount of Paycheck Protection Program loans that any single corporate group may receive, and provides additional guidance on the criteria for non-bank lender participation in the PPP.

This interim final rule applies to applications submitted under the Paycheck Protection Program through June 30, 2020, or until funds made available for this purpose are exhausted.

Comments must be received on or before June 3, 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-09576

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09576.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Extension of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants, and Beneficiaries Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak (IRS)

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The Employee Benefits Security Administration and Internal Revenue Services have published a document announcing the extension of certain timeframes under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code for group health plans, disability and other welfare plans, pension plans, and participants and beneficiaries of these plans during the COVID-19 National Emergency.

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Notice Number: 2020-09399

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09399.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order 13920: Securing the United States Bulk-Power System (US)

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The President of the United States of America has declared a national emergency with respect to the threat to the United States bulk-power system, and has prohibited certain actions relating to bulk-power system electric equipment.

These include acquisition, importation, transfer, or installation of any bulk-power system electric equipment where the transaction involves any property in which any foreign country or one of its nationals has any interest, where the transaction was initiated after the date of this order, and where certain officials have determined that:

- the transaction involves bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied, by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary; and

- the transaction:

- poses an undue risk of sabotage to or subversion of the design, integrity, manufacturing, production, distribution, installation, operation, or maintenance of the bulk-power system in the United States;
- poses an undue risk of catastrophic effects on the security or resiliency of United States critical infrastructure or the economy of the United States; or
- otherwise poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of United States persons.

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Notice Number: 2020-09695

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 1 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09695.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order 13917: Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production Act With Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by the Outbreak of COVID-19

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The President of the United States of America has signed an executive order relating to beef, pork and poultry processors.

The order provides that it is important that processors of beef, pork, and poultry in the food supply chain continue operating and fulfilling orders to ensure a continued supply of protein for Americans. However, outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers at some processing facilities have led to a reduction in some of those facilities' production capacity. In addition, recent actions in some States have led to the complete closure of some large processing facilities. Such actions may differ from or be inconsistent with interim guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor entitled “Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers” providing for the safe operation of such facilities.

Closures threaten the continued functioning of the national meat and poultry supply chain, undermining critical infrastructure during the national emergency. Given the high volume of meat and poultry processed by many facilities, any unnecessary closures can quickly have a large effect on the food supply chain.

The executive order delegates authority to the Secretary of Agriculture to take action to ensure that meat and poultry processors continue operations consistent with the guidance for their operations jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.

Under the delegation of authority provided in the order, the Secretary of Agriculture may identify additional specific food supply chain resources that require the same treatment.

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Notice Number: 2020-09536

Publication Date: 1 May 2020

Effective Date: 28 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-01/pdf/2020-09536.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.27 (New York)

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that extends the suspension or modification of certain laws to allow for some professionals, including those who are licensed in another state or in Canada, to continue providing services necessary for the State's COVID response for an extra 30 days.

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Notice Number: 202.27

Publication Date: 5 May 2020

Effective Date: 5 May 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO202.27.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
17 CFR Parts 227 and 239: Temporary Amendments to Regulation Crowdfunding (SEC)

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is adopting temporary final rules to facilitate capital formation for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The temporary final rules are intended to expedite the offering process for smaller, previously established companies directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19 that are seeking to meet their funding needs through the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding.

The temporary final rules are designed to facilitate this offering process by providing tailored, conditional relief from certain requirements of Regulation Crowdfunding relating to the timing of the offering and the availability of financial statements required to be included in issuers' offering materials while retaining appropriate investor protections.

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Notice Number: 2020-09806

Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-07/pdf/2020-09806.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.28 (New York): Continued Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws relating to the State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that, amongst other provisions:

- extends the state's moratorium on COVID-related residential or commercial evictions for an additional 60 days until August 20th and
- provides that the suspension or modification of various statutes and regulations are not continued, and are in full force and effect as of May 8, 2020.

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Notice Number: 202.28

Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Effective Date: 7 May 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO202.28.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Federal Delay in Opening of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 and 2020 EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a delay in the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The EEOC expects to begin collecting the 2020 EEO-3 and the 2020 EEO-5 in January 2021 and will notify filers of the precise date the surveys will open as soon as it is available.

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Notice Number: 2020-09876

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-08/pdf/2020-09876.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Nondiscrimination and Additional Eligibility Criteria

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted an interim final rule that supplements previously posted rules relating to the Paycheck Protection Program by providing guidance on nondiscrimination obligations and additional eligibility requirements, and requests public comment.

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program. The program is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA posted additional interim final rules on April 3, 2020, April 14, 2020, April 24, 2020, April 28, 2020, and April 30, 2020 and the Department of the Treasury posted an additional interim final rule on April 28, 2020. This interim final rule supplements the previously posted interim final rules.

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Notice Number: 2020-09963

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Effective Date: 8 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-08/pdf/2020-09963.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.29 (New York): Continued Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws relating to the State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that extends certain executive orders, including 202.18, until June 7, 2020.

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Notice Number: 202.29

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Effective Date: 8 May 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.29.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Guidance Documents Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Availability (Food and Drug Administration)

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The Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of guidance documents related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The guidance documents have been implemented without prior comment, but they remain subject to comment at any time. Some examples of the documents include temporary policies regarding:

- Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (March 2020)
- Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Chain Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (April 2020)
- Packaging and Labeling of Shell Eggs Sold by Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (April 2020)

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Notice Number: 2020-10146

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-12/pdf/2020-10146.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Temporary Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2B Nonimmigrants Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency (Department of Homeland Security)

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The Department of Homeland Security has published a temporary final rule that, as a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. economy and international travel caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, amends the regulations regarding certain temporary nonagricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2B nonimmigrant classification.

The Department is temporarily removing certain limitations on employers or U.S. agents seeking to hire certain H-2B workers already in the United States to provide temporary labor or services essential to the U.S. food supply chain, and certain H-2B workers, who are essential to the U.S. food supply chain, seeking to extend their stay.

This final rule is effective from May 14, 2020, through May 15, 2023. Employers may request the flexibilities under this rule by filing an H-2B petition, including the new attestation and all required evidence, on or after the effective date of this rule and until 120 days thereafter. 

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Notice Number: 2020-10486

Publication Date: 14th May 2020

Effective Date: 14th May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-14/pdf/2020-10486.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Executive Order No. 202.31 (New York): Continued Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws relating to the State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order that directs, amongst other provisions, that the previous Executive Orders which together constitute "New York On PAUSE", are continued until 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2020, unless later amended or extended by a future Executive Order.

However the reductions and restrictions on the in-person workforce at non-essential businesses or other entities no longer apply to Phase One industries: Construction, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, Retail (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off); Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade, which are eligible for reopening if they are in a region that meets the prescribed health and safety metrics.

As of May 14, 2020 the regions are:

- Finger Lakes
- Central New York
- Mohawk Valley
- Southern Tier and
- the North Country regions

In addition, a drive-in movie theater is to be treated as any other business per Executive Order 202.6, which designated certain businesses as essential or non-essential and subjected such businesses to in-person presence restrictions in the workplace.

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Notice Number: 202.31

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 15 May 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.31.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan Request

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On April 24, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule relating to promissory notes, authorizations, affiliation, and eligibility in connection with the implementation of a temporary new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program.” The Paycheck Protection Program was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). The SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements its implementation of the Act and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10649

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10649.pdf

© Copyright 2020 State of New York


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Loan Increases

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on the ability to increase certain PPP loans, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10658

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10658.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Eligibility of Certain Electric Cooperatives

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on additional eligibility requirements for certain electric cooperatives, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10674

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10674.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Treatment of Entities With Foreign Affiliates

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This interim final rule supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on additional eligibility requirements related to entities with foreign affiliates, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10967

Publication Date: 21 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-21/pdf/2020-10967.pdf

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Executive Order No. 202.32 (New York): Continued Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws relating to the State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order extending the period for payment of property tax, without interest or penalty, by 21 days. 

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Notice Number: 202.32

Publication Date: 21 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.32.pdf

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Executive Order No. 202.33 (New York): Continued Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws relating to the State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of New York has published an executive order which modifies an earlier order, and now permits any non-essential gathering of ten or fewer individuals, for any lawful purpose or reason, provided that social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to.

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Notice Number: 202.33

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 22 May 2020

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.33.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Second Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan and Lender Reporting

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On May 8, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule relating to the extension of a safe harbor with respect to a certification required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) in connection with the implementation of a temporary new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program.” This interim final rule revises the interim final rule posted on May 8, 2020, and published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2020, by extending the date by which certain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may repay their loans from May 14, 2020 to May 18, 2020, in order to avail themselves of a safe harbor with respect to the certification required by the Act, and by extending the timeframe for submission of the initial SBA Form 1502 report for PPP loans. This interim final rule supplements SBA's implementation of the Act and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-11292

Publication Date: 26 May 2020

Effective Date: 26 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-26/pdf/2020-11292.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

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The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. The restrictions will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-11145

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/pdf/2020-11145.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico

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The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. The restrictions will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020. 

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Notice Number: 2020-11154

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/pdf/2020-11154.pdf

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