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New York Disaster Emergency Calling Restriction Status

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Posted by Chris Alarie on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 08:14

In December 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Nuisance Call Act into law. Among its most significant provisions is the following:

It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call to any person in a county, city, town or village under a declared state of emergency as described in sections twenty-four or twenty-eight of the executive law.

This provision banning unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to any person in the state who is living under a declared state of emergency has been enacted numerous times in the years since the law's passage—often without attracting notice.

We are using this page as a regularly updated resource to catalogue all of the New York Disaster Emergencies currently in effect that trigger the telemarketing restrictions from the Nuisance Call Act.

Current Status: Telemarketing Prohibited Statewide

Executive Order Expiration Date Affected Counties Cause
4.2 12/26/2021 Statewide Healthcare staffing shortages
5.2 12/27/2021 Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, and Queens Deaths at Rikers Island
3.2 12/22/2021 Statewide This order extends two executive orders from the previous governor, Andrew Cuomo. It includes a statewide disaster emergency (EO 211) on gun violence that triggers the calling ban.
11 1/15/2022 Statewide COVID disaster order related to new variant.