Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that the COVID-19 state of emergency will expire tonight (6/24) at 11:59 pm. As a result, the suspensions/temporary authorizations related to the state of emergency will expire as well. However, federal CDC guidance will still be in effect.
As of yesterday when the Governor made his announcement, the NYS Department of Health could not confirm that the expiration of the state of emergency would extinguish the guidance requirements. We’ve also reached out to the Governor’s office to confirm the status and await their reply. NYS DOH said they will send out information as soon as they have it.
My opinion is that any authorization/suspension/requirements made solely and expressly under the authority of the COVID-19 Executive Orders beginning with EO 202 declaring the state of emergency will expire tonight – which would include remote board meetings. However, that is simply my opinion and should not be construed as advice. You should consult with your school’s attorney for advice.
Ultimately, I do recommend preparing to be required to hold in-person board meetings effective tomorrow (midnight tonight) and to continue to comply with the guidance until NYS DOH rescinds the requirement.
As soon as we have more information, we will update you.