Wednesday afternoon, Governor Cuomo’s office posted Executive Order 202.101, his one hundred and fourth Executive Order during the COVID-19 state of emergency, and his fourth since the law limiting Governor Cuomo’s authority to issue such orders was enacted. Executive Order 202.101, dated April 6, 2021, continues the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, unless superseded, modified or otherwise expired, made by Executive Order 202 and each successor Executive Order to 202, for thirty days until May 5, 2021. Executive Order 202.101 also issues new directives and modifies certain tax payment obligations set forth below. Executive Order 202.101 is effective from April 6, 2021 through May 5, 2021. A copy of Executive Order 202.101 can be found here.
- The directive contained in Executive Order 202.45 that permitted professional sports without fans is hereby extended and modified to provide that beginning April 1, 2021, large outdoor stadiums that hold 10,000 people or more are permitted to operate at 20% capacity, provided that all attendees must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or completed vaccination series and state-issued guidance is adhered to. Regional sports venues that hold 1500 or more people indoors or 2500 or more people outdoors shall be permitted to operate at 10% capacity indoors and 20% capacity outdoors, effective April 1, 2021, provided that all attendees must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or completed vaccination series and state-issued guidance is adhered to. Large outdoor performing arts venues that hold 2500 or more people, including stadiums, are permitted to operate, effective April 1, 2021, at 20% capacity, provided that all attendees must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or completed vaccination series and state-issued guidance is adhered to.
- Effective April 5, 2021, the directive contained in Executive Order 202.94 that required any gym or fitness center to cease operation and close to the public at 11:00PM shall no longer be in effect.
- Effective April 5, 2021 the directive contained in Executive Order 202.94 that required businesses licensed by the State Liquor Authority for on premises service of alcoholic beverages, be modified to the extent that any licensed business that may under its license offer an otherwise permissible activity pursuant to current Department of Health guidelines, may continue to offer such activity after food and beverage service is required to end and until the earlier of any stipulated closing time or the county on premises closing time. This provision shall be subject to reasonable limitations and guidance set by the Chairman of the State Liquor Authority.
- The directive contained in 202.30, as extended and modified, is further modified and extended to provide that no Article 28 general hospital shall discharge a patient to a nursing home, adult care facility, or long-term care facility without first offering to medically eligible patients and, if the patient consents, providing a COVID-19 vaccine to such patient.
TAX PAYMENT EXTENSION
- Executive Order 202.101 also extends, by twenty-one days, the period for paying, without interest or penalty, property taxes that are due in the Village of Warwick, Orange County.
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