January 4, 2022
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted New York City and its economy, and is addressed effectively only by joint action of the City, State, and Federal governments; and
WHEREAS, the City requires stability and predictability in the promulgation and enforcement of orders related to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, the state of emergency to address the threat and impacts of COVID-19 in the City of New York, first declared in Emergency Executive Order No. 98, issued on March 12, 2020, and extended most recently by Emergency Executive Order No. 331, issued on December 30, 2021, remains in effect; and
WHEREAS, additional reasons for requiring the measures continued in this Order are set forth in my prior Emergency Executive Order No. 1, issued on January 1, 2022, and prior Emergency Executive Order Nos. 228, issued on August 2, 2021, and 316, issued on December 13, 2021;
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the laws of the State of New York and the City of New York, including but not limited to the New York Executive Law, the New York City Charter and the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and the common law authority to protect the public in the event of an emergency:
Section 1. I hereby direct that section 1 of Emergency Executive Order No. 1, regarding the “Key to NYC” program, dated January 1, 2022, is extended for five (5) days.
§ 2. This Emergency Executive Order shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect for five (5) days unless it is terminated or modified at an earlier date.