Archive: NYS COVID-19 Resources & Information

In the rapidly changing dynamics of combating the Cornonavirus, information is updated constantly. This archive is being provided as an additional resource for those seeking to learn more about how New York State is addressing COVID-19.

Governor Cuomo released two more Executive Orders. They are:

Executive Order 202.9


  • An opportunity for a forbearance of payments for a mortgage for any person or entity facing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • (ATMs), overdraft  fees and credit card late fees, may be restricted  or modified. 

Executive Order 202.8


  • Effective on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Each employer shall reduce the in-person workforce at any work locations by 100% no later than March 22, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Any essential business or entity providing  essential services or functions shall not be subject-to the in-person restrictions. 
  • An entity providing  essential services or functions whether to an essential business  or a non-essential business shall not be subjected to the in-person work restriction, but may operate at the level necessary to provide such service or function. Any business violating the above order shall be subject to enforcement as if this were a violation of an order pursuant to Section 12 of the Public Health Law.
  • There shall be no enforcement of either an eviction of any tenant residential  or commercial,  or a foreclosure of any residential  or commercial property  for a period of ninety days.
  • Effective at 8:00 p.m. on March 20, any appointment that is in-person at any state or county department of motor vehicles is cancelled, and until further notice, only on-line transactions will be permitted.
  • The authority of the Commissioner of Taxation  and Finance to abate late filing and payment penalties pursuant  to Section 1145 of the Tax Law is hereby expanded to also authorize abatement of interest, for a period  of 60 days for a taxpayers who are required to file returns and remit sales and use taxes by March 20, 2020, for the sales tax quarterly period that ended February 29, 2020. 

From Governor Cuomo’s 3/21/20 11:00 a.m. press briefing in the Red Room of the New York State Capitol: 

NYS is now ending elective surgeries.  

Building new beds, below are possible (list to be given to Army Corps of Engineers): 

  • Javits
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • SUNY Westbury
  • Westchester Convention Center

The Governor is viewing sites today. 

Other Updates: 

  • Ventilators being gathered; identified additional 6,000 ventilators that will be purchased. 
  • FEMA assistance to NYS, in 75% payment of cost.  Governor is asking the federal government to waive the 25% state share.
  • State requesting four field hospitals at 250 capacity, Javits - in addition to being a new bed facility.
  • NYS is asking Congressional delegation to modify federal legislation to make eligible for $6 billion in aid.
  • Commissioner Zucker recommends Hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax trial.
  • NYS is taking more tests per capita than China or South Korea and more than any other state.
  • Rate of Hospitalization: 15% of the cases (down slightly from where it was).
  • Estimates of infection rate range: 40%-80% of population. Slow this rate so the hospitals can deal with it. 

NYS is asking all psychologists and therapists willing to volunteer to contact: (Electronic Help Center) 

Questions?  Go to the New York State's Coronavirus Website.  


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