Created: November 26, 2021 07:45 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday declared a disaster emergency over COVID-19 in New York.
The state of emergency in New York over COVID-19 had ended on June 24, 2021, and with it, then-governor Andrew Cuomo's emergency pandemic powers.
The order applies to the entire state of New York and runs through Jan. 15, 2022.
It enables her to temporarily suspend or modify any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation in an attempt to "prevent, hinder, or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency".
She made the following changes effective now through Dec. 26, 2021:
One of her first moves under the disaster emergency was to allow the New York State Department of Health to suspend non-urgent procedures.
Read the full order below (mobile users, click here):
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