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.

3/27/20 Updates

Executive Order 202.11 just released. Highlights include:  

  • School closure until April 15, 2020, at which time the continued closure shall be re-evaluated.
  • Waiving 180 day in session school requirement as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Restrictions on dispensing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine  for prophylactic purposes.
  • Any guidance issued by the NYSDOH related to prevention and infection control of COVID-19  shall be effective immediately and shall supersede any prior conflicting guidance issued by the NYSDOH and any guidance issued by any local board of health and any local department of health.

From Governor Cuomo’s press conference at the Javits Center at 11:30 a.m.  

  • Extending the school closures until April 15th, as well as the 180-day mandate waiver.
  • Continuation of distance learning.
  • Additional bed sites / requesting temporary hospital from FEMA, 4,000 more beds over 4 sites:
    Bronx: NY Expo Center 
    Queens: Aqueduct
    Brooklyn: Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
    Staten Island: College of Staten Island
  • Looking at CUNY City College and CUNY Queens College as additional sites.
  • Looking at Marriott Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Center Nursing Home as additional sites.  

TOTAL CASES IN NY: 44,635 / NEW: 7,377 / DEATHS: 519  

Other Updates 

ESD has issued new guidance related to construction activities that are permissible. The Guidance states: 


  • All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site).
  • Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. At every site, if essential or emergency non-essential construction, this includes maintaining social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exit. Sites that cannot maintain distance and safety best practices must close and enforcement will be provided by the state in coordination with the city/local governments. This will include fines of up to $10,000 per violation.
  • For purposes of this section construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.

Travel - Update from Massachusetts

Massachusetts Governor Baker: Starting today, March 27, all travelers arriving to [Massachusetts] are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.  They will be given information about this at major transportation hubs. Governor Baker clarified that self-quarantine requests target those coming into major airports and major transportation hubs.


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