Governor Cuomo Announces an Executive Order on Non-Essential Business

Today Governor Cuomo announced that he will be issuing an Executive Order effective Friday, March 20 requiring each “non-essential” business in New York State to implement work from home policies and decrease in-office workforce by fifty percent (50%). The purpose of the mandatory reduction is to decrease population density across the state and reduce the spread of COVID-19. “Essential” services are excluded from the Executive Order. Such services include the shipping industry, media, warehouses, grocery and food production, pharmacies, healthcare providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions and other industries critical to the supply chain. We will provide additional information once the Governor releases the Executive Order.

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