Monday evening, Governor Cuomo’s office posted Executive Order 202.98, his one hundredth and first Executive Order during the COVID-19 state of emergency, and his second since the law limiting Governor Cuomo’s authority to issue such orders was enacted. Executive Order 202.98, dated March 21, 2021, continues the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202 for thirty days until April 20, 2021. Executive Order 202.98 also issued certain new directives and modified certain tax payment obligations set forth below. Executive Order 202.98 is effective from March 21, 2021 through April 20, 2021. A copy of Executive Order 202.98 can be found here.
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.57 that allowed local chief executives to postpone the operation of any gym, fitness center or class is extended and modified to provide that, effective March 22, 2021, indoor fitness classes shall be permitted to operate, subject to adherence to Department of Health guidance;
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.74 that limited non-essential private residential gatherings to 10 or fewer individuals is extended and modified only insofar as to permit non-essential private residential outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, effective March 22, 2021, provided that social distancing, face covering, and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to; and
- In addition, it is further modified, effective April 2, 2021, to permit events, arts, and entertainment venues to reopen at up to 33% capacity, with up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors, or up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors if all attendees present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, provided that social distancing, face covering, and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to.
TAX PAYMENT EXTENSION
- Executive Order 202.97 also extends, by twenty-one days, the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Village of Great Neck Estates, Nassau County.