Coronavirus Guidance & Resources

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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:

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.