Friday evening, Governor Cuomo’s office posted Executive Order 202.93, his ninety-sixth Executive Order during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Executive Order 202.93, dated February 11, 2021, continues the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 for thirty days until March 13, 2021. In addition, Executive Order 202.93 issues certain new directives designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic and extends certain property tax payments. Executive Order 202.93 is effective from February 11, 2021 through March 13, 2021. A copy of Executive Order 202.93 can be found here.
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.81, as continued, which suspended authorization for indoor dining within New York City, is hereby modified to allow indoor food services and dining at 25% capacity in New York City beginning February 12, 2021, provided that Department of Health guidance and any other applicable State-issued guidance is strictly adhered to.
- The directive contained in 202.68, as modified, that required the Department of Health to determine areas in the State that require enhanced public health restrictions based on cluster-based cases of COVID-19 is hereby modified to provide that, there shall not be capacity restrictions on houses of worship located within the geographic areas designated by the Department of Health as “red,” “orange,” or “yellow” zones, beyond the restrictions contained in the Department of Health guidance relating to such facilities.
- Notwithstanding any provision of law or a party rules to the contrary, any party caucus, party meeting or party convention held pursuant to the Election Law in the year two thousand twenty one while this suspension is effective, may be held by telephonic or video conferencing means in whole or in part at the discretion of the chairperson calling such meeting; provided, however, that any required notice shall include instructions to participants as to how to access such video teleconference.
TAX PAYMENT EXTENSION
Executive Order 202.93 also extends, by twenty-one days, the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Village of Lynbrook, Nassau County as such county has requested such an extension.