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  • March 15 2021

    Client Alert: New York Mandates Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccination

    On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed a bill providing both private and public employees with paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (“Vaccine Leave Laws”).

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  • March 12 2021

    Client Alert: $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund Signed Into Law!

    President Biden’s landmark $1.9 trillion stimulus package, known as the American Rescue Plan, was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday and has just been signed into law.

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  • March 10 2021

    Client Alert: NYC Indoor Dining Capacity to Increase to 50% Effective March 19, 2021

    Governor Cuomo has just announced that effective Friday, March 19, 2021, indoor dining capacity may increase to 50%, up from 35%.  This increase in capacity affects traditional indoor dining spaces as well as sidewalk and curb lane seating structures with three or more sides enclosed.

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  • February 26 2021

    Client Alert: Cuomo Says Hotel Workers Now Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine

    Governor Cuomo announced today that hotel workers will now be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine if their local health department agrees. Specifically, the state has granted localities the flexibility to add hotel workers to the 1b vaccine prioritization group, just as it recently did with restaurant workers.

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  • February 26 2021

    Client Alert: New York State Issues Guidance on In-Person Catered Events

    New York State issued its much-anticipated guidance regarding in-person catered events such as wedding receptions, private parties, celebrations, and similar meetings and conferences (“Events”), which may resume beginning March 15, 2021.

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  • February 19 2021

    Client Alert: NYC Indoor Dining Capacity to Increase to 35% Effective February 26, 2021

    Governor Cuomo has just announced that effective next Friday, February 26, 2021, indoor dining capacity may increase to 35%, up from 25%.

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  • February 12 2021

    Client Alert: NY Follows CDC Lead on Post-Vaccination Quarantine Requirements

    Both the CDC and New York State have long required individuals to quarantine for a prescribed period after coming into “close contact” with someone with COVID-19 (and, in the case of New York, with someone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms), even if the individual remains asymptomatic. Earlier this week, the CDC revised its guidance to allow “fully vaccinated” individuals to escape the post-close contact quarantine requirement, provided the vaccinated individual remained asymptomatic after such close contact.

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  • February 12 2021

    Client Alert: NYC Dining Curfew Extended

    Today, Governor Cuomo announced that starting Sunday, February 14, 2021, restaurants may operate for on-premises dining until 11:00 p.m., instead of requiring restaurants to close for on-premises dining at 10:00 p.m.

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