On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York Commissioner of Health designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents serious risk of harm to the public health” under the New York State Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”).  This designation will remain in effect until further notice is

New York continues to move forward rapidly into a post-COVID world. First, on June 11, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to amend the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”) to clarify certain obligations and deadlines for employers to comply with this new law. Second, on June 15, 2021, New York lifted