Coronavirus Guidance & Resources
2/27/22 – Gov. News Release on End of Masking
Revised Regulation Pertaining to BOCES – The proposed regulation is technical in nature, in that it changes wording pertaining to technology. Additionally, the requirements for BOCES 793 Plans were reduced from 18 to 10 items.
Proposed Change to Higher Education Preparation for Science – This regulatory change is intended to address teacher shortage areas in science. Higher education programs require completion of 30 semester hours in the content area. If a candidate wants to pursue two science certification areas, then 60 hours would be required.
New All Grade Literacy Teaching Certification – Currently, literacy certification has two levels, birth through grade 6 and grades 5 through 12. The proposed regulation would establish one literacy (all grades) certificate.
Revised Guidance on Isolation, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing – February 4, 2022
– January 13, 2022 – NYSDOH has released extensive revised information regarding contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.
Frequently Asked Questions for Schools – This FAQ includes specific answers pertaining to contact tracing.
Updated Information on Isolation and Quarantine – This is a lengthy set of information on requirements for isolation and quarantine.
Charts on Isolation and Quarantine – This section provides a more succinct view of isolation and quarantine and DOES include school rules.
FAQ on Contact Tracing and Case Investigation – This FAQ goes into greater detail on case investigation and would be helpful primarily for health care workers.
Early Childhood Workgroup – This workgroup was presented a report on the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities. The report was prepared to discuss performance objectives as stipulated in the NYS Sate Performance Plan.
Mitigation Strategies/ Rapid Test Distribution – NYSDOH has released follow-up information clarifying the distribution and use of rapid tests. The release of this information was requested by SAANYS and other educational groups based on yesterday’s meeting between Governor Hochul and building-level administrators and superintendents.
REVISED Guidance from the NYSDOH on 12/23/21 – SAANYS has received revised guidance from NYSDOH regarding the “Test-To- Stay”(TTS) option now permitted in NYS.
Cancellation of January Regents Exams – NYSED announced today that the January 2022 Regents exams will be cancelled due to the pandemic.
Commissioner of Health Determination on Masks – Governor Hochul has announced that businesses must require proof of vaccination or ensure that all patrons age two and older wear masks indoors.
Surgeon General Report – On 12/9/21 the Surgeon General released a report titled, Protecting Youth Mental Health. This report discusses the many facets of how the pandemic has impacted students and further proposes recommended actions
Executive Order 11 – Effective November 26, 2021, Governor Hochul declared a state of emergency through January 15, 2022 due to COVID-19.
The New York State Health Department released updated guidance pertaining to test to stay (TTS), testing out of quarantine, and masking breaks.
Update on Testing and Quarantines – On November 24, the New York State Health Department released updated guidance pertaining to test to stay (TTS), testing out of quarantine, and masking breaks.
12/10/21 – Commissioner’s Determination on Indoor Masking, effective 12/13/21
11/29/21 – Administrative Bulletin-Reporting Leaves of Absences – According to a recently released bulletin (linked above), the NYSTRS reiterated that “Unpaid Leaves of Absence are not reported to the System, and employees do NOT receive service credit for pension purposes, even if such employees continue to be eligible for health insurance and other employer benefits.”
11/24/21 – Update on Testing and Quarantines – On November 24, the New York State Health Department released updated guidance pertaining to test to stay (TTS), testing out of quarantine, and masking breaks. It also released a Return to School Algorithm. A summary of the new guidance was published in a special SAANYS COVID-19 Briefing on Friday, November 26 and can be found at the above link.
Guidance for NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Program – This new guidance was released on 11/4/21 and provides information on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
New Website for COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Adolescents – NYSDOH has developed a new website that houses information of vaccinating children and adolescent 5 years and older.
SED Seeks Stakeholder Input on ESSA Waiver for 2021-22 School Year – SED is seeking comments by November 19, 2021, regarding making accountability determinations based on the 2021-22 school year results.
Executive Order #4 – This executive order declares a state of emergency due to health care staffing shortages and the potential inability to adequately provide critical care.
Executive Order #5 – The governor has issued an executive order focused on Rikers Island. The purpose of the order is to expedite proceedings and to relocate corrections department staff. The E.O. allows the court to dispense with personal appearance and conduct electronic appearances.
#VAXtoSchool – This resource provides information on COVID-19 vaccination to support school district efforts to increase vaccination rates for eligible students.
Overview of COVID-19 Testing – This video provides information on types of testing and operationalizing screening and diagnostic testing.
Interim Guidance for Classroom Instruction in P-12 Schools During the 2021-22 Academic Year – This video supplements the guidance that was released on September 2, 2021 and highlights important sections and information.
New Regulations on COVID-19 Testing in Schools – The Public Health and Health Planning Council and the commissioner of health issued new regulations regarding COVID-19 testing in schools.
Deadline Extension for ARP Part 2 ESSER Funds – The application deadline for the ARP Part 2 application has been extended to September 30, 2021.
Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-22 School Year – NYSED’s summary guide is a compilation of key concepts and resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Memo on Federal American Rescue Plan Funding – This memo explains that school districts must complete an ARP ESSER Application – Part 2 by August 31, 2021.
Memo Clarifying Recovery vs. Compensatory Services – This memo provides information on the differences between recovery and compensatory services.
NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Glossary for Prek-8 – This resource from NYSED provides districts support in developing instruction aligning with Next Generation standards.
August 5 Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools – CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-22 School Year – NYSED just released a “summary guide” based on CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics guidance documents
Return to School Roadmap – This resource provides substantial information that may support districts as they look forward to reopening schools for the 2021-22 school year. Resources include fact sheets, checklists for in-person learning, sites for clearinghouses, summaries of major funding legislation, and COVID-19 handbooks.
Memo on Federal American Rescue Plan Funding – This memo from NYSED explains that school districts must complete an ARP ESSER Application – Part 2 by August 31, 2021.
Memo Clarifying Recovery vs. Compensatory Services – This memo from NYSED provides information on the differences between recovery and compensatory services.
Chapter 167 – AN ACT providing that a student enrolled in an individualized education plan during certain school years may continue to receive educational services until the student completes the services pursuant to the individualized education plan or turns twenty-three years of age, whichever is sooner; and to provide for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.
CDC Releases Considerations for Schools – February 11, 2021
- May 13: 2021-22 School Year COVID-19 Snow Day Pilot Program
- April 16: SED/OMH Joint Guidance for Supporting Mental Health
- March 24: NYSED Selects Contractor for the NYS Grades 3-8 Assessments
- March 16: Spring 2021 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests
- March 16: 2020-21 Elementary and Intermediate Level Testing Schedule
- March 16: Spring 2021 New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test
- March 16: Procedures for Requesting and Storing the June 2021 Regents Examinations
- March 16: School Record of Examination Requested – June 2021
- March 16: Instructions for Submitting Your Examination Requests Online -June 2021
- March 16: Examination Schedule: June 2021
- March 16: 2019-20 & 2020-21 SY Instructional Time Waiver Approval Listing
- March 16: 2019-20 & 2020-21 SY Instructional Time Waiver Decision
- February 23: Statement from Chancellor Young and Commissioner Rosa on the Rise of Violence Against the Asian American Community
- February 16: Clarifying Information on Requiring Consent for In-person Classes and Extracurricular Activities
- February 16: Guidance to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
- February 10: Navigating K-12 Educational Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic: OCFS and SED Joint Guidance
- February 9: Update on Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act
- February 8: Part VIII COVID-19 Emergency Regulations
- February 8: Graduation Rates for the 2016 Cohort
- February 8: Fall 2020 Digital Survey Results
- February 8: Review of Proposed Executive Budget
- February 8: Discussion on Racial Disparities in Medicine
- February 4: Board of Regents to Discuss Action Plan on Racial Disparities in Medicine
- January 25: Proposed Federal Waivers for State Assessments and Accountability Requirements
- January 25: Understanding the New York Accountability System
- January 20: Preliminary Results of the Fall 2020 Digital Equitable Survey
- January 20: Statement from Chancellor Young, the Board of Regents and Interim Commissioner Rosa on the Executive Budget
- January 19: NYSED January News & Notes
- January 15: Guidance on Supporting the Class of 2021
- January 15: Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) Funding
- January 14: 2016 Cohort Graduation Rates
- January 11: Board of Regents Elects Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. as Chancellor
- January 8: Utilizing the Aide Percentage Box in EFRT for Student-Specific Education Aides
- January 7: Statement From Vice Chancellor Brown, the Board of Regents and Interim Commissioner Rosa on Yesterday’s Events
- January 7: Digital Equity Summits
- January 7: Write on, NY!
- January 7: Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Testing
- December 22: Statement from Vice Chancellor Brown, Interim Commissioner Rosa and the Board of Regents on the Federal Stimulus Funding
- December 22: Memo on Amendments to Education Law 2801-a : pandemic planning
- December 18: News and Notes from Interim Commissioner Rosa
- December 18: Evidence-Based Program Guidance for Substance Use Prevention Education in Schools
- December 17: School Health Examinations in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic
- December 17: Flexibility for the 1200 Minutes of Laboratory Experiences
- December 14: Notification to the Commissioner of Education When Closing a School
- December 11: Parental Right to Decline Examination Waivers
- December 4: Memo on Amendments to Education Law 2801-a : pandemic planning
- December 1: Recording and Reporting Attendance and Hours of Instruction for In-person and Remote Instruction in the 2020-21 School Year
- November 20: Updated FAQ on Cancellation of the January Regents Exam
- November 19: New York State Mentoring Programs
- November 19: 2021 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp)
- November 16: Whole Child Supports
- November 16: Regulatory Actions
- November 16: 2021-22 Regents State Aid Proposal
- November 16: Non-State Aid Proposals
- November 12: Updated Guidance for School Administrators Regarding Limited Temporary Enforcement of Student Immunization
- November 6: Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Cancellation of the January 2021 NYS Regents Exams
- November 6: Transportation Reimbursement During Periods of Program Closure
- November 5: Cancellation of January Regents Examinations
- November 2: Resources Regarding Erin’s Law
- November 2: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding Providing Services to English Language Learners (ELL) During the Pandemic
- October 29: SED Announces Website to Help Districts Develop Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
- October 28: Additional Information on Substantial Equivalency Regional Meetings
- October 27: NYSED Announces Regional Meetings on Substantially Equivalent Instruction
- October 23: Responding to the Challenges of Learning in Masked Environments
- October 22: Board of Regents State Aid Proposal for 2021-22
- October 21: Digital Equity Survey
- October 20: Overview of Key Item Discussed at the October Board of Regents Meeting
- October 20: 2021-22 State Aid Proposal
- October 20: Set Seven of BOR Regulatory Actions
- October 20: Set 8 of Board of Regents Regulatory Actions
- October 19: First Set of Regulations Related to Schools and COVID-19 – Emergency Action
- October 19: Second Set of Regulatory Actions for Emergency Action to Address COVID-19 Related Issues
- October 19: Third Set of Regulatory Actions Related to COVID-19
- October 19: Fourth Set of Regulatory Actions
- October 19: Fifth Set of Regulatory Actions
- October 19: Sixth Set of Regulatory Changes
- October 16: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding the Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During the 2020-21 School Year
- October 16: Guidance on Pupil Transportation for Resident Students Attending Non-District Instruction During Periods of Remote Instruction for District Students
- October 16: Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York’s Schools – Reopening Guidance
- October 15: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding the Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During the 2020-21 School Year
- October 7: Data Use Agreement Between NYSED and DOH
- October 5: Pre-K to Gr 12 COVID-19 Toolkit
- October 2: Staying Connected
- October 1: Procedures for Requesting, Shipping, and Storing of Materials for the Spring 2021
- October 1: Statement Released by NYSED and the BOR
- September 30: Procedures Regarding the Administration of the NYS Grades 3-8 Assessment Tests
- September 29: Report of School Closure
- September 29: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on School Reopening Regarding Teaching and Learning
- September 24: NYSED Request for Public Comments
- September 21: A Statement from Commissioner Rosa and Chancellor Brown on the Passing of Justice Bader Ginsburg
- September 9: Guidance on Pupil Transportation for Resident Students Attending Non-District Instruction During Periods of Remote Instruction for District Students
- September 9: 2020-21 School Reopening – Instructional Models Report and Report of School Closure and Report of School Reopening for Approved Special Education Programs
- September 9: 2020-21 School Reopening – Instructional Models Report and Report of School Closure and Report of School Reopening
- September 4: State Library and State Education Department Announce Series of Webinars Focused on Digital Equity
- September 4: Mathematics Educators: Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (2017)
- September 4: Mathematics Educators: Professional Development Toolkit and PowerPoint
- September 1: Clarification of Eligibility for Interscholastic Athletics, Inclusive Athletics, and Extracurricular Activities
- September 1: Digital Equity Survey Results
- August 26: COVID-19 Reopening Guidance – Facilities Clarifications
- August 21: Guidance Related to Hand Sanitizer on School Buses
- August 20: Announcement from SED’s State Aid Unit on Reductions to Local Aid
- August 20: New Tentative Dates for the January, June, and August 2021 Regents Examination Periods
- August 19: Statement From Interim Commissioner Betty A. Rosa, Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown and the Board of Regents Advocating for Continued Federal Funding for Education
- July 24: Announcement Regarding the Resignation of Shannon Tahoe
- July 23: Revised School Reopening FAQ
- July 20: SED Announces Process for Local Educational Agencies to Apply for $1.2 Billion in NY CARES Act Funding
- July 16: Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York’s Schools
- July 16: State Education Department Issues Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools
- July 14: Education Stabilization Fund
- July 14: Safety Net for Building Leader Assessment
- July 13: State Education Department Presents Framework of Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools
- July 13: Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing the Spirit of New York’s Schools: Reopening Guidance
- July 13: Regulatory Flexibility for the Reopening of Schools
- July 10: July 13 Meeting of the Board of Regents
- July 8: Providing Equitable Services to Non-Public Schools
- June 29: New York State Education Department Submits Application for U.S. Department of Education Rethink Education Models
- June 25: Feeding Children in Need and Child Care During the Summer
- June 22: Handbook for Summer School Administrators and Principals (2020)
- June 22: Supplement #2 Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During Statewide Closures
- June 22: Supplement #3 Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During Statewide School Closures
- June 15: Hands Only CPR and AED
- June 12: SED News and Notes
- June 10: Equitable Services to Non-public Schools Under the CARES Act
- June 10: Proposed Amendments to Regulations Relating to Pupil Transportation
- June 9: Flexibility on Technical Skills Exam
- June 8: emergency regulations that afford essential flexibility for educators, students and professionals to address issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues covered include: High School Equivalency Diploma, CPR Instruction, Regents Exam requirements, summer school, and much more. Read it here.
- June 5: High School Equivalency Diplomas During COVID-19
- June 4: Interim Commissioner Tahoe has appointed Dr. William Johnson as the state monitor for the Hempstead Union Free School District, effective July 1, 2020. In this role, Dr. Williams will be a consultant to the district in order to develop a financial and academic plan by November 2020, and to assist in resolving disputes and conflicts among the board of education, its members, and the superintendent.
- June 3: Statement from the Board of Regents and Interim Commissioner Tahoe
- June 1: Digital Equity Survey letter and user guide for accessing the survey
- May 28: Parental Right to Decline Examination Waivers
- May 26: Updated Memo on Regents Examinations and Graduation Requirements
- May 13: 2019-20 Title I School Improvement Grants (SIG) Basic – Planning Grants
- May 13: Provision of Services to English Language Learners and World Languages Students During Statewide School Closures Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in New York State
- May 12: Support for Students and Families Disconnected From School
- May 6: Claiming Eligible COVID-19 Costs to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Funding
- May 6: Guidance on Secondary Perkins V Local Applications in Response to COVID-19
- May 5: Carrying-Over 2019-20 School Year State Funding into 2020-21
- May 4: COVID-19 Emergency Regulations Part II
- May 1: Federal CARES Act Funding
- April 27: Supplement #1 – Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During Statewide School Closures Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in New York State – Additional Questions and Answers (April 27, 2020)
- April 24: Guidance on Federal Funds Impacted by COVID-19
- April 24: Flexibility in the Use of Funds Associated with Approved 2019-20 Consolidated Applications for ESSA-Funded Programs During District and School Closures due to COVID-19
- April 20: Updated Guidance on Driver and Traffic Safety Education in Response to COVID-19
- April 20: Updated Guidance on Work-Based Learning Programs in Response to COVID-19
- April 17: 2019-20 Accountability Implications Based on April 2020 United States Department of Education Waivers and Changes to Commissioner’s Regulations §100.21 to Address the COVID-19 Crisis
- April 17: Emergency Regulations for the Provision of Special Education Programs and Services and Due Process Procedures in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in New York State
- April 16: No. 202.18: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
- April 8: New York State P-12 Science Standards Development, Adoption, and Implementation
- April 7: Regents Examination and Graduation Requirements Questions Related to COVID-19 Closure
- April 7: Issues Guidance on Graduation and Course Requirement Changes Due to COVID-19 and Ongoing Statewide School Closure
- April 6: Summary of Emergency Action Regulations Need to Provide Flexibility and Support During COVID-19 Crisis (curated by SAANYS)
- April 6: Extension of the Subject Area Certification Requirement Effective Date and Statement of Continued Eligibility (SOCE)
- April 6: Board of Regents Acts on Series of Emergency Regulations to Ease the Burdens on Educators, Students and Professionals in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- April 4: Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to addressing the COVID-19 Crisis
- April 1: Commissioner’s Regulations relating to pupil transportation
- March 30: Clarification on 180-day Requirements in Light of Executive Orders
- March 30: Guidance for Educator Preparation Programs on Clinical Experiences and Certification Impacted by the COVID-19
- March 27: Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During Statewide School Closures Due to Novel Coronavirus
- March 26: NYSED Request for Waiver of Assessments, Accountability and School Identification, and Reporting Requirements Public Comment Period
- March 25: Updated Guidance on Driver and Traffic Safety Education in Response to COVID-19
- March 20: Approval to Offer the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training Entirely Online
- March 20: Statement From Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim State Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe Regarding Elementary- and Intermediate-Level State Assessments
- March 20: State Education Department and New York’s Public Television Stations Announce Expanded Remote Learning During Statewide School Closure
- March 19: (OCFS) Guidance and Resources for Emergency Child Care
- March 18 – State Education Department Issues Updated Guidance to Schools Regarding Novel Coronavirus During Statewide School Closure
- March 17: Suspension of the Spring 2020 Grades 3–8 English Language Arts Test Shipments and Computer-based Test Window Opening
- March 13: Preliminary Guidance on the Preparation for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in New York State
- March 12: Operating Child Nutrition Programs when Schools are Closed due to COVID-19
- March 9: NYSED/NYSDOH Important Update to School (PreK-12) Guidance: COVID-19
- March 6: Report of a School Closure
- March 5: Handwashing Recommendations and Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer Use in Schools
NYS Department of Health:
- April 2: Updated Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restriction on Travelers Arriving in NYS
- February 10: Extension for Immunization Requirements
- January 25: Interim Guidance for Sports and Recreation
- December 18: New York State Micro-Cluster Strategy
- December 14: Updated Guidance of School Administrators Regarding Limited Temporary Enforcement of Student Immunization Requirement
- December 14: NYSDOH Webinar on the New Guidance on Micro-cluster Testing in Schools
- December 11: Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Public and Non-public Schools Located in Areas Designated as Red or Orange Cluster Zones
- December 7: Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Public and Non-public Schools Located in Red or Orange Cluster Zones
- Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Public and Non-Public Schools Located in Areas Designated as “Red” or “Orange” Cluster Zones Under the New York State Cluster Action Initiative – DOH, 12/5/20
- November 30: NYSDOH Micro-Cluster Strategy
- November 24: Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Test-Out for Public and Non-Public Schools Located in Areas Designated as “Red or Orange Micro-Cluster Zones” Under the New York State Micro-Cluster Action Initiative
- November 23: NYS DOH Addendum to Interim Guidance on Schools in Yellow Zones
- October 27: NYSDOH Guidance on Halloween
- October 13: NYSDOH suspends enforcement of required vaccinations for remote students
- September 24: COVID-19 School Report Card
- September 2: DOH Guidance: Applies to Corn Mazes, Pick-Your-Own Fruit/Vegetable Operations, Hayrides, and Haunted Houses
- September 1: DOH Emergency Regulations on COVID-19 and Influenza Confirmatory Testing
- July 14: Interim Guidance for In-person Instruction at Pre-k to Grade 12 Schools
- June 16: Updated Graduation Ceremonies Guidance
- June 15: Announcement Regarding Overnight Camps
- June 9: Interim Advisory for In-Person Special Education Services and Instruction During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Governor’s Office / NYS:
May 18: 202.108 – This E.O. extends the state of emergency until June 16, 2021 and stipulates many of the items that have been reported in media outlets.
May 13: 202.107 – This E.O. continues the state of emergency until June 9, 2021.
April 27: 202.104 – This E.O. concretizes announcements that the governor made yesterday regarding expanding capacity in movie theaters.
April 7: 202.101 – This E.O. extends the declaration of emergency in New York to May 6, 2021.
March 30: 202.99 – This E.O. extends the state disaster emergency declaration until April. 25, 2021.
March 18: 202.97– This E.O. pertains to several issues.
March 1: 202.96 – This new E.O. rescinds E.O. 2020.95 and extends the state of emergency.
February 23: 202.95 – This E.O. pertains to data and reporting required of school personnel in regard to vaccinations.
February 16: 202.94 – This E.O. extends some timelines and establishes new operating hours for restaurants and bars.
February 12: 202.93 – This E.O. updates some of the statements made by the governor this week.
January 25: 202.92 – This E.O. was issued late on 1/27/21 and was effective as of that day.
January 25: 202.91 – This E.O. pertains to rules surrounding vaccine distribution.
January 14: Governor Cuomo’s Infrastructure Plan
January 13: 202.90 – This E.O. focuses on persons eligible to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
January 11: 202.89 – This E.O. pertains to several areas focusing on election law and the administration of COVID-19 vaccinations.
January 5: 202.88 – This E.O. extends some prior E.O.s and adds requirements for the distribution of the vaccine.
January 4: 202.84 – This E.O. extends the authority of the governor to temporarily suspend or modify any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation to deal with the state of emergency until January 22, 2021.
January 4: 202.85 – This E.O. continues Executive Order 202.66, Executive Order 202.71, and Executive Order 202.78 for another thirty days through January 26, 2021.
January 4: 202.86 – This E.O. has several components.
January 4: 202.87 – This E.O. focuses on several areas.
December 9: 202.80 – This E.O. extends the governor’s authority to suspend or modify statutes, regulations, local law, ordinance orders, rules, or regulations necessary to cope with the disaster until January 8, 2021.
December 3: 202.79 – This E.O. extends the governor’s declaration of the state’s disaster emergency status through January 1, 2021.
November 16: 202.75 – This E.O. will be effective on November 13, 2020 and continues specified prior orders until December 13, 2020.
October 30: 202.71 – This E.O. continues the disaster emergency in the state until November 28, 2020.
October 21: 202.70 – This E.O. has two components. The first part continues the moratorium on commercial evictions until January 1, 2021. The second part allows movie theaters outside of NYC to open on October 23 at 25% capacity with a maximum of 50 people per screen.
October 18: 202.69 – This E.O. allows the director of the budget to withhold funds to a public, nonpublic, or school district and/or locality for the period of time that the school was found to be in violation of health department protocols.
October 15:202.69 – This E.O. allows the director of the budget to withhold funds to a public, nonpublic, or school district and/or locality for the period of time that the school was found to be in violation of health department protocols.
October 7: 202.68 – This E.O. pertains to the governor’s Cluster Action intervention regarding COVID-19 hotspots and is effective immediately and enforced no later than 10/9/20.
October 5: 202.67 – This Executive Order continues suspensions and modifications of certain laws and directives due to the pandemic until November 3.
September 29: 202.66 – This new E.O. extends the prohibition of residential evictions through January 1, 2021.
September 29: 205.1 – This E.O. pertains to a requirement that a travel advisory be communicated widely at all major points of entry into NY, advising all travelers entering NY that they are required to quarantine for 14 days.
September 24: 202.65 – This E.O continues suspensions and modifications of law as necessary due to the pandemic.
September 14: 202.63 – This E.O. continues the state of emergency until October 11, 2020.
September 11: 202.62 – This E.O. requires the MTA to develop an enforcement plan to ensure compliance with other E.O.s pertaining to its operation, including face-covering enforcement.
September 10: 202.61 – This E.O. focuses on required reporting of COVID-19 testing for schools.
September 8: 202.60 – In this E.O. the governor extends the state of emergency until October 4, 2020.
August 31: 202.59 – This E.O. (signed on August 28) primarily requires the Department of Health to establish statewide protocols for testing and reporting COVID-19 and influenza cases to continue to ensure that NYS has an accurate database. The E.O. also discontinued extensions for paying property taxes without interest or penalties.
August 21: 202.57 – This E.O. pertains to allowing bowling alleys to reopen according to certain restrictions, gyms to reopen, the continuation of the prohibition of evictions through 9/20, and low-risk indoor arts and cultural activities to open as of 8/24.
August 14: 202.56 – This E.O. extends suspension of laws and directives during the ongoing pandemic to September11, 2020. Specifically, suspensions, modifications, and directives in E.O.s 202.31, 202.41, 202.42, 202.43, and 202.52.
July 22: 202.53 – This E.O. was issued on July 21 and extends the restriction on indoor common areas in malls and places of low-risk indoor arts and entertainment to be closed.
July 17: 202.52 – This E.O. was issued on July 16, 2020 and requires that all businesses licensed by the State Liquor Authority may only serve alcoholic beverages along with the purchase of food.
July 17: NYS Liquor Authority Guidance on Executive Order 202.52 – This link provides guidance from the Liquor Authority on requirements to adhere to the above Executive Order.
July 14: 202.51 – This E.O. was issued on July 13, 2020. The order modifies the number of signatures on a funding petition for public or free libraries and the minimum threshold requirement for signatures on a nominating petition for a library trustee.
July 10: 202.50 – In adherence with DOH guidance, this E.O. allows malls to reopen in regions of the state in Phase IV. This E.O. is effective July 10, 2020.
July 8: 202.49 – This E.O. was issued on July 7, 2020 and pertains to the elimination of prior suspensions in some areas of environmental conservation, corporate, and religious corporation laws.
July 7: 202.48 – This E.O. was issued on July 6, 2020 and continues the suspension or modification of statute and regulations pertaining to education, mental hygiene, criminal procedure, insurance and banking, and tax law.
July 6: 202.47 – This E.O. issued on July 3, 2020 and contains extensions and clarifications regarding school district elections, alcohol control, fireworks, and a multitude of other issues.
June 29: 202.45 – This E.O. was issued on June 26, 2020 and addresses a multitude of issues.
June 25: 205 – This E.O. was issued on June 24, 2020 and requires that all travelers entering NY from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10/100,000, or 10% positivity rate over a seven day rolling average, must be quarantined for a period of 14 days.
June 23: 202.44 – This E.O. was issued on June 21, 2020 and is a very comprehensive order.
June 22: 202.43 – This E.O. was issued on June 18, 2020 and covers a multitude of issues.
June 17: No. 204 – Recognizes Juneteenth (June 19) as day that should be acknowledged as a significant milestone in advancing the cause of freedom. Further, the governor has made this day a holiday for state employees.
June 16: No. 202.42 – This order raises the limit of persons in non-essential gatherings to 25 (from the prior 10 or fewer) in regions that have met Phase III metrics and have maintained all department of health protocols.
June 16: No. 202.41 – As of June 12, 2020, reductions and restrictions on the in-person workforce at non-essential businesses are suspended. Phase III industries include restaurants/food service and personal care. Areas in Phase III include: Finger Lakes, Central NY, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, and the North Country.
June 15: No. 203 – This first E.O. requires local governments to review current police polices, deployments, procedures, and practices to develop a plan to improve operations and outcomes.
June 10: No. 202.40 – This new E.O. provides that if a district’s original budget is not approved by the voters in the June 9 election, a resubmission to the voters shall be conducted through a process and dated determined by a future executive order, but the revote may not occur prior to July 9.
June 8: No. 202.39 – Just in time for the end of the academic year, the governor’s E.O. 202.39 has clarified that school districts will not be penalized with a loss of state aid for not completing APPR evaluations for the 2019-2020 school year. E.O. 202.39 goes on to state that school districts may award tenure to teachers and administrators who, but for the lack of a rating this school year, would be eligible for tenure based upon previous ratings. Districts may also extend probationary periods for an additional year for further evaluation under the E.O.
June 8: No. 202.38 – This E.O. permits any building owner and retail store owner to require temperature checks prior to entrance and such owners may also deny entrance to anyone who refuses the temperature checks. Further, restaurant owners may serve food and beverages in outdoor spaces. Lastly, houses of worship are permitted to hold services with no greater than 25% capacity in regions currently in Phase 2.
June 2: Executive Order 202.36 – This E.O. has multiple components including extending the period for paying property taxes without interest or penalties in specified counties, extending the ability to provide for a practitioner-patient relationship for purposes of ordering a clinical laboratory test through an electronic questionnaire, clarifying the directive regarding the opening of barbershops and salons, and extending the limited operation of on-site car racing to only on-site essential employees or participants.
June 1: Executive Order 202.35 – This E.O. stipulates that reductions or restrictions for the in-person workforce at non-essential businesses no longer apply to Phase 2 industries.
May 26: Executive Order 202.33 – This E.O. was issued on May 22, 2020 and allows for any non-essential gathering of ten or fewer persons, for any lawful reason, as long as social distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting protocols are adhered to.
May 22: Executive Order 202.32 – This E.O. addresses COVID-19 testing pertaining to nursing homes, allows physicians to order COVID-19 testing for self -collection without otherwise having a physician-patient relationship, extends the period for paying property taxes by 21 days for specific counties, allows horse racing without visitors or fans, allows drive-in or remote religious services in excess of 10 persons, as long as there is no in-person contact, and amends Real Property laws.
May 11: Executive Order 202.30 – This E.O. pertains to nursing homes and adult care facilities.
May 11: Executive Order 202.29 – This E.O. extended the underlying legal authority to suspend and modify laws or directives made by E.O. 202.15-21, until June 6.
May 8: Executive Order 202.28 – This E.O. formalizes the closure of schools until the end of the school year.
May 5: Executive Order 202.27 – This Executive Order allows professionals without a current NYS licensure or registration (including individuals who hold a valid license from another state or Canada) to continue to provide services for an additional 30 days.
May 1: Executive Order 202.25 – was issued on May 1, 2020 and pertains to many items related to school ballots, suspension of annual meetings, signatures required for ballots, village elections, and a host of other balloting and election processes.
April 24: This EO provides all eligible voters an absentee ballot application form with a postage-paid return option, in addition to the ability to request such applications electronically or by phone.
April 20: Executive Order 202.22 provides an opt-out for some municipalities to waive late fees for property taxpayers facing hardships. Read it here.
April 13: Governor Cuomo instituted a new Executive Order requiring all essential businesses to provide workers with a face covering “when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.” The order is effective April 15 at 8pm. Read the full EO here.
April 7: This executive order addresses school closures through April 29 and the exemption from a decrease in school aid due to failure to meet the 180 days of instruction according to stipulations in prior executive orders. Read it here.
March 29: Includes the extension of school closures; allows school districts, to the extent necessary, to pay for the cost of child care services; and postpones school district budget (also library boards and village elections) votes to June 1, 2020. Read in full here.
March 28: This EO addresses: the delay of presidential and any special elections to April 28 and permits one support person (without fever) to be in attendance with a patient giving birth. Read in full here.
March 27: The directive contained in Executive Order 202.4 related to the closure of schools statewide shall hereafter be modified to provide that all schools shall remain closed until April 15, 2020, at which time the continued closure shall be re-evaluated. No school shall be subject to a diminution in school aid due to failure to meet the 180 day in session requirement as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak … Read in full here.
March 23: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
March 20: Updated 180-Day Requirements
Pursuant to Executive Order 202.4 issued on March 16, 2020, any closure during the period of March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020 of a public school district (including Special Act School Districts) or charter school will satisfy the requirements for a waiver of the usually required reduction in monies payable to public school districts and charter schools under Education Law section 3604. Such waiver shall not be granted if such closure extends beyond March 31, 2020, unless otherwise directed by the Governor.
The requirement under Commissioner’s Regulations 200.7(b)(5) and 200.20(a)(6) to operate for not less than 180 days during the 10 month school year shall not apply to any closure during the period of March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020 of a nonpublic school with an approved special education program subject to articles 81 and/or 89 of the education law, state supported school pursuant to article 85 of the education law, or approved preschool Special Class and Special Class in an Integrated Setting program pursuant to section 4410 of the education law.
March 18: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
March 18: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
March 16: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
March 14: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
March 12: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
Executive Orders from the Office of the President of the United States
- President Biden’s Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers
US Department of Education
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
- March: FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
- March: Providing Services to Children with Disabilities
- March 12: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
- CDC releases “Considerations for School Closure”
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions – Prevention
- Pandemic Flu Checklist: K-12 School Administrators