Hochul Declares COVID State of Emergency

On Friday, November 26th, Governor Hochul released an Executive Order declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York through January 15, 2022 in light of an increase in positive COVID cases and hospitalizations.

Click here to read for the Executive Order.

As part of the emergency, the State health department will be allowed to control hospital capacity by limiting nonessential and non-urgent care/services until at least January 15. Hospitals with less than 10 percent staffed bed capacity, or those designated by the State, will be authorized to screen patients and restrict admissions to keep beds open for the most urgent cases.