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September 4 Legislative Update

Shenker Russo and Clark LLP Legislative Update

This week in Albany… New York State Re-opening Process On Thursday, Governor Cuomo announced that state-owned casinos will be allowed to re-open on Wednesday, September 9th. He also provided specific guidelines the casinos must follow when re-opening. The guidelines include: 25% maximum capacity, Face coverings and masks must be worn (employees included), Social distancing (6 ft.),…

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August 21 Legislative Update

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This week in Albany… New York State Re-opening Process On Monday, the Governor announced guidelines gyms will need to follow when they begin re-opening. The guidelines state that gyms in all regions of the State can begin to re-open on Monday, August 24th, but that Chief Executives outside of New York City and NYC Mayor…

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Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulations for Bars and Restaurants to Ensure Compliance with State Social Distancing and Face Covering Orders

Announces Travel Form Compliance for People Coming Into New York from Out-of-State Hotspots up to 92 Percent Governor Cuomo Will Make Decision on New York City Entering Phase Four by Tomorrow 1.06 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive 14 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday Confirms 769 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State –…

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May 26 Special Legislative Update

Shenker Russo and Clark LLP Legislative Update

Today, the Legislature returns (mostly remotely) to Albany to pass several bills addressing the effects that COVID-19, and the State shutdown, have had on the State. Both Houses will be holding several Committee meetings today and tomorrow, all of which can be streamed online on the Assembly and Senate websites. The Legislature will also hold Session tomorrow, and…

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May 14 Special Legislative Update

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During today’s daily Press Conference, the Governor announced that five regions have now met the requirements to begin Phase One of the re-opening process this Saturday, May 16th. The five regions are the North Country, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the Southern Tier, and Central New York. Businesses that can re-open in Phase One…

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This week in Albany – May 8

Shenker Russo and Clark LLP Legislative Update

New York State Re-Opening Plan/COVID-19 Update On Monday, Governor Cuomo announced the State’s full re-opening plan, which will happen on a regional and phased basis. The Governor announced that before a region can begin to re-open, it must meet seven specific requirements. Once those requirements have been met, the State will allow the region to…

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May 4 Special Legislative Update

Shenker Russo and Clark LLP Legislative Update

Earlier today, the Governor held his daily press briefing on the status on the COVID-19 pandemic within New York State. During the briefing, the Governor provided more details regarding the State’s regional phased re-opening plan. To start, the Governor provided more requirements a region must meet before it will be allowed to re-open. Now, for…

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This week in Albany – May 3

Shenker Russo and Clark LLP Legislative Update

COVID-19 Update On Sunday, the Governor announced the basic outline the state will follow when re-opening. The state will re-open on a regional basis as determined by the Governor. On Tuesday, the Governor elaborated on the various guidelines of the re-opening plan. The guidelines provided in the Governor’s Press Release are: CDC Guidelines: Based on CDC…

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