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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.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • 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.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • 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%.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • 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.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • February 08 2021

    Client Alert: NYC Indoor Dining to Return Two Days Earlier Than Expected

    Governor Cuomo has just announced that restaurants in New York City may reopen for indoor dining on February 12, 2021 — two days earlier than previously announced.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • February 04 2021

    Client Alert: NYSDOL Issues Guidance Expanding NY Quarantine Leave Entitlement

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State has mandated that employers provide job protected, and for most employers, paid COVID-19 sick leave to employees who could not work because they or their child are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 (“NY Quarantine Leave”). However, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) has now issued guidance that requires employers to provide employees with up to three (3) separate periods of NY Quarantine Leave under certain limited circumstances.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • February 03 2021

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

    Governor Cuomo has announced that restaurant 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 restaurant workers to the 1b vaccine prioritization group, provided that the local vaccine supply is sufficient.

    Click here to read the alert.

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