COVID-19: New York Executive Orders, Agency Guidance

COVID-19 Update

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As New York officials work to reduce the spread of COVID-19, our Manatt team, located in the heart of state government in Albany, NY, has created a resource center for the state’s key executive orders and agency guidance. Current areas of interest highlighted include:

  • Executive Orders and Guidance
  • Empire State Development Guidance
  • State Agency Guidance
  • Telehealth Guidance
  • Labor and Employment Guidance

If you have any questions or need assistance navigating New York State governance or regulatory issues, don’t hesitate to contact Meghan McNamara for state agency guidance and James Walsh for Executive Order guidance.

Executive Orders and Guidance

Empire State Development

State Agency Guidance

Department of Health (DOH)

Emergency regulation approved March 9, 2020 by the Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”)

These regulations clarify the authority and duty of the New York State Department of Health (“Department”) and local health departments to protect the public in the event of an outbreak of communicable disease, through appropriate public health orders issued to persons diagnosed with or exposed to a communicable disease. These regulations also require hospitals to report syndromic surveillance data to the Department upon direction from the Commissioner and clarify reporting requirements for clinical laboratories with respect to communicable diseases.

Webinar for NYS DOH Health Care Providers: Update on COVID–19 for NYS Healthcare Providers

Health Advisory: COVID–19 Cases in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities

Immediate Temporary Suspension of Statewide Adult Day Health Care Program Services as a Response to COVID–19

Medicaid Update Special Edition: New York State Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to COVID–19

New York State COVID-19 Volunteer and Donation Assistance Program


Office of Mental Health (OMH)

COVID-19 Disaster and Emergency FAQs

COVID-19 Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) FAQs

COVID-19 Supportive Housing FAQs

Psychiatric Center Admissions Screening Form (3/23/2020)

Calendar Year 2019 Consolidated Fiscal Report Due Date Extension



Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS)

Webinar – Telehealth for OMH and OASAS providers during the COVID-19 State of Emergency


Department of Financial Services (DFS)

Emergency Adoption of the 57th Amendment to Regulation 62 (11 NYCRR 52) – Minimum Standards For Form, Content And Sale Of Health Insurance, Including Standards Of Full And Fair Disclosure

Emergency Regulation Requiring New York Regulated Financial Institutions To Provide Financial Relief To New Yorkers Demonstrating Financial Hardship from COVID-19 Pandemic


Department of Labor

Unemployment Insurance

Department of Environmental Conservation

Waste and Recyclables Essential Services Statement

Department of Agriculture & Markets

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know

New York State Education Department

Guidance for Colleges & Universities

Guidance for Licensed Professionals

Guidance for Adult Education Programs

Department of Taxation and Finance

Tax relief for quarterly and annual filers sales tax vendors affected by COVID-19

Telehealth Guidance

Department of Health (DOH)

March 2020 Special Edition – COVID–19 Comprehensive Telehealth Guidance

March 2020 Special Edition – COVID–19 Telephonic Communication Services

COVID-19 Telephonic and Telehealth Services Available to Statewide Adult Day Health Care Program Services

Office of Mental Health (OMH) / Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS)

Webinar – Telehealth for OMH and OASAS providers during the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Telepractice Waiver (OASAS)

Medicaid Update Volume 36 | Number 5 – COVID-19 Telephonic and Telehealth

Self-Attestation of Compliance to Offer Telemental Health Services (REVISED 3/30/2020)


Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)


Department of Financial Services (DFS)

Information for Insurers and Providers on Coverage for Telehealth Services

Insurance Circular Letter No. 6 (2020): Coronavirus and Telehealth Services

Press Release – Department Of Financial Services Adopts New Emergency Regulation Requiring Insurance Companies To Waive Cost-Sharing For In-Network Telehealth Visits

Labor and Employment Guidance

Emergency Funding

Meghan K. McNamara


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James S. Walsh


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