Last night New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo released Executive Order 202.8 setting forth several temporary changes and modifying previous Executive Orders (202.7 and 202.6). Among them are:

  1. Tolling of statute of limitations until April 19, 2020;
  2. Driver’s license, non-driver’s license, and registration expiration dates extended;
  3. Suspension of shareholder’s meetings requiring a physical location;
  4. 100% reduction of workforce for nonessential companies by March 22, 2020 at 8 p.m.;
  5. No enforcement of commercial or residential evictions or foreclosure for 90 days; and
  6. Sales tax penalties and interest abated for 60 days

If you have questions about whether you are an essential company, please see New York State's guidance at:

If the guidance does not provide clarity, please submit the request form located in the guidance to Empire State Development.