Coronavirus Guidance & Resources

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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 25: This EO permits licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests. It also allows pharmacists to be designated as a limited-service laboratory to tests patients.

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 15: Interim Guidance on Executive Order 202.16 Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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.

April 6: Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces NYS on Pause Functions Extended for Additional Two Weeks

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 20: Governor Cuomo Signs the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Executive Order

March 19: 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 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

US Department of Education

CDC:

Other:

NYSPHSAA to Delay Fall Sports Start Date and Cancel Fall Championship

Connect Families to Nutrition Assistance

Coronavirus: Multilingual Resources for Schools

Responding to Coronavirus: A Downloadable Guide for Schools – Education Week

Brookings Webcast, MARCH 11: How should schools prepare for a coronavirus outbreak?

Guidance from the Healthy Schools Network on cleaning for healthy schools.

Spectrum to offer free internet access to students sent home

 

MEMBER ALERT – If you are concerned about district policies and/or protocols regarding the Coronavirus/infectious diseases and their possible conflict with your collective bargaining agreement, please do not hesitate to contact the SAANYS Legal Department at 518-782-0600.