Good morning,

Tuesday evening, Governor Cuomo posted Executive Order 202.70, his seventy-third Executive Order during the COVID-19 state of emergency.  Executive Order 202.70, dated October 20, 2020, continues the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive contained in Executive Orders 202.36 (found here), 202.37 (found here), 202.46 (found here), 202.47 (found here), 202.54 (found here), 202.58 (found here) and 202.59 (found here), as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.65 (found here) for another thirty days through November 19, 2020.  Executive Order 202.70 also modifies certain previously issued directives which are designed to address matters related to the COVID-19 crisis.  Executive Order 202.70 is effective from October 20, 2020 through November 19, 2020.  A copy of Executive Order 202.70 can be found here.


Moratorium on commercial foreclosures and evictions continued. 

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.64, which modified the directive in Executive Order in 202.28 that relates to eviction of any commercial tenant for nonpayment of rent or a foreclosure of any commercial mortgage for nonpayment of such mortgage is continued through January 1, 2021.

Movie theaters may open, subject to capacity limitations.

  • The directive contained in Executive Order 202.3, as extended, that closed movie theatres, is hereby modified to provide that movie theatres shall be allowed to open effective October 23, 2020 at 25% capacity with up to 50 people maximum per screen, subject to adherence to Department of Health guidance, provided that movie theatres in the New York City region, in counties with infection rates above 2% over a 14-day average, and in counties with red cluster zones continue to be closed.

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