New York City Mayor’s Office: Emergency Ordinance 247

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CONSIDERING that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted New York City and its economy and can only be effectively addressed through joint action by city, state and federal governments; and

NOTING that the State of Emergency to Manage the Threat and Impact of COVID-19 in the City of New York, first declared in Emergency Ordinance No. 98 and last extended by Emergency Ordinance No. 228, remains in effect; and

CONSIDERING that this order is issued because of the tendency of the virus to spread from person to person and also because the measures taken to prevent such spread have resulted in property damage and property damage;

NOW, THEREFORE, under the powers conferred on me by the laws of New York State and the City of New York, including, but not limited to, the New York Executive Act, the New York City Charter and the New York City Administrative Code and the Common Law Authority to protect the public in an emergency:

Section 1. I hereby order that the state of emergency, which is declared in the Emergency Ordinance No. 98 of March 12, 2020 and extended by subsequent orders, is extended by thirty (30) days.

§ 2. I hereby order that Section 1 of the Emergency Ordinance No. 243 of September 19, 2021 be extended by five (5) days.

Section 3.I hereby instruct the fire brigade and police, building authority, sheriff and other authorities as necessary to enforce the guidelines set out in this Ordinance in accordance with their statutory authorities, including Sections 15-227 of the Administrative Code (a), 28-105.10.1 and 28-201.1 and Section 107.6 of the Fire Protection Act. Violations of the guidelines set out in this regulation can be pronounced violations under Sections 3.07 and 3.11 of the Health Act and enforced by the Ministry of Health and Mental Hygiene or another authority.

§ 4. This emergency ordinance comes into force immediately. The State of Emergency will remain in effect for a maximum period of thirty (30) days or until it is lifted, whichever comes first. If necessary, additional statements extending the State of Emergency will be issued for additional periods not exceeding thirty (30) days.

Bill de Blasio, MAYOR


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