Emergency Status Over at Midnight:
Local reps say today's end of NY’s state of emergency ‘long overdue’
New York’s state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic will end Thursday night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, after remaining in effect for more than 15 months. New Yorkers endured stricter capacity, social distancing, disinfection and additional health screening requirements in businesses and social settings since the COVID-19 pandemic officially began when Cuomo signed an executive order March 7, 2020.
The state of emergency will expire after today. “It will not be renewed, it will punctuate the expiration of the emergency we have been in,” Cuomo said Wednesday during a briefing in Manhattan.