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New York COVID-19 State of Emergency to Expire on Thursday

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Posted by Chris Alarie on Wed, 06/23/2021 - 16:33

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he would allow the COVID-19 state of emergency to expire. Governor Cuomo first declared the state of emergency on March 7, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the state’s 2019 law, The Nuisance Call Act, this state of emergency triggered restrictions against telemarketing in New York.

As the pandemic stretched on, Governor Cuomo extended it dozens of times. It has been in effect for nearly 15 months. With the state of emergency finally set to expire, the telemarketing restrictions will be lifted.