Governor Announces End to State of Emergency – Restrictions and Privileges End

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced at a press briefing today that New York State will end the Temporary Disaster Emergency established to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by Executive Order 202 and subsequent Executive Orders, effective tomorrow, June 24th. This will end the suspensions and modifications of law, and all directives contained in the Executive Orders relating to the State’s Disaster Emergency.

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance requiring masks for unvaccinated individuals, and for all individuals on public transportation and certain other settings remains in place. Local Governments may continue to enforce mask rules in these settings.

The end of the State of Emergency means all of the restrictions imposed on your business by the State are lifted. It also means that the privilege to sell wine and spirits to go and the ability to use outdoor areas not previously approved by the State Liquor Authority will end tomorrow. While we do not expect the SLA to be out hunting for violations, they will respond to any complaints.