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Emergency Executive Order 188

August 29, 2022

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WHEREAS, there is currently an outbreak of the monkeypox virus that poses a significant risk to public health and that continues to expand and evolve worldwide, including within the United States and the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, on July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared the monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; and

WHEREAS, the City and all of its agencies are prepared to continue to respond to monkeypox and are committed to protecting the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, which is imperiled by the person-to-person spread of monkeypox; and

WHEREAS, additional reasons for requiring the measures continued in this Order are set forth in Emergency Executive Order No. 158, dated August 1, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the state of emergency relating to monkeypox, declared in Emergency Executive Order No. 158, dated August 1, 2022, remains in effect;

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 the State of Emergency declared in Emergency Executive Order No. 158, dated August 1, 2022, is extended for thirty (30) days.

§ 2. I hereby order that section 1 of Emergency Executive Order No. 183, dated August 24, 2022, is extended for five (5) days.

§ 3. This Emergency Executive Order shall take effect immediately.  The State of Emergency shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Additional declarations to extend the State of Emergency for additional periods not to exceed thirty (30) days shall be issued if needed .

Eric Adams