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Title: Section 66-3.3 - Non-essential gatherings

Effective Date


66-3.3 Non-essential gatherings

(a) There shall be no non-essential gatherings of greater than ten individuals for any reason at any location in the state, including but not limited to parties, celebrations or other social events. This restriction may be modified by any Executive Order issued pursuant to Executive Law Section 28 and 29-A.

(b) No person, business, or other entity, shall encourage or promote any non-essential gathering including those on public property such as streets, sidewalks, parking lots, parks, playgrounds, or beaches, that would violate subdivision (a) of this section.

(c) There shall be no non-essential gatherings on sidewalks, streets or other public property within 100 feet of any food service establishment, or any business entity holding a liquor license from the State Liquor Authority.

(d) All non-essential gatherings that are permitted pursuant to this section shall comply with social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection guidelines issued by the Department.

(e) Subdivision (a) of this section shall not apply to any essential business, as defined by the New York State Department of Economic Development d/b/a Empire State Development (ESD), pursuant to the authority provided in Executive 202.6, or as further defined in this Subpart.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Sections 201, 206 and 225 & Executive Order 202.14


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