COVID-19: Evictions - Pending Orders Suspended Until August 20, 2020

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AMID ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MORATORIUM ON COVID-RELATED EVICTIONS WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 20TH

State is Banning Late Payments or Fees for missed Rent Payments During Eviction Moratorium and Allowing Renters Facing Financial Hardship to Use Security Deposit as Payment

$25 Million Nourish New York Initiative Has Helped Nearly 50 Food Banks, More Than 2,100 New York Farms and More Than 20,000 Households Across the State

Results of State's Antibody Testing Survey of Health Care Workers Show Infection Rate Among Health Care Workers is About the Same or Lower Than General Population

Confirms 3,491 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 327,469; New Cases in 47 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state's moratorium on COVID-related residential or commercial evictions will be extended for an additional 60 days until August 20th. The Governor also announced the state is banning late payments or fees for missed rent payments during the eviction moratorium, and allowing renters facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 to use their security deposit as payment and repay their security deposit over time.

Governor Cuomo also announced the state's $25 million Nourish New York Initiative has purchased food and products from more than 2,100 New York farms and provided support to nearly 50 food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries to date. Within the next week, more than 20,000 households across the state will receive Nourish New York products. First announced by the Governor on April 27th, the Nourish New York Initiative provides relief by purchasing food and products from Upstate farms and directs them to the populations who need them most through New York's network of food banks. The state is also asking any philanthropies or foundations that would like to help the state's food banks to contact COVIDPhilanthropies@exec.ny.gov.

The Governor also announced the results of state's antibody testing survey of health care workers. The survey tested approximately 27,000 employees from 25 downstate health care facilities and found that the infection rate among health care workers is about the same or lower than the infection rate of the general population.

  • 6.8 percent of health care workers in Westchester County tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, compared to 13.8 percent of the general population in Westchester County
  • 12.2 percent of health care workers in New York City tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, compared to 19.9 percent of the general population in New York City
  • 11.1 percent of health care workers on Long Island tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, compared to 11.4 percent of the general population on Long Island

During these incredibly difficult and stressful times we must protect New Yorkers who are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19," Governor Cuomo said. "The majority of people in the state live paycheck to paycheck, and all of a sudden the paychecks have stopped for these individuals but the rent bill keeps coming in. In March we issued a moratorium on all residential and commercial evictions, and we are going to extend that moratorium until August 20th to provide some relief to those New Yorkers who are struggling."

Finally, the Governor confirmed 3,491 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 327,469 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 327,469 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

1,348

27

Allegany

35

0

Broome

360

15

Cattaraugus

59

5

Cayuga

52

1

Chautauqua

40

2

Chemung

129

1

Chenango

105

3

Clinton

69

0

Columbia

302

11

Cortland

29

1

Delaware

63

1

Dutchess

3,233

41

Erie

4,136

128

Essex

30

0

Franklin

16

0

Fulton

101

1

Genesee

168

6

Greene

198

10

Hamilton

5

0

Herkimer

74

6

Jefferson

64

1

Lewis

10

1

Livingston

95

6

Madison

246

15

Monroe

1,688

33

Montgomery

63

0

Nassau

37,593

243

Niagara

588

39

NYC

180,216

1,865

Oneida

609

30

Onondaga

1,115

59

Ontario

101

2

Orange

9,328

113

Orleans

108

5

Oswego

70

0

Otsego

67

0

Putnam

1,066

26

Rensselaer

367

20

Rockland

12,280

76

Saratoga

374

3

Schenectady

551

0

Schoharie

45

0

Schuyler

7

0

Seneca

46

0

St. Lawrence

181

1

Steuben

224

1

Suffolk

35,892

349

Sullivan

1,021

25

Tioga

97

1

Tompkins

130

1

Ulster

1,416

33

Warren

193

0

Washington

190

1

Wayne

78

0

Westchester

30,708

282

Wyoming

71

1

Yates

19

0

 

 

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