COVID-19 Update – April 2020

ARTICLE FROM ESMTA (EMPIRE STATE MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION)

AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE GOVERNOR SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT MANDATES 100% OF EMPLOYEES WORK FROM HOME, EXCLUDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2020.

We have received word for the Governor’s Office and Empire State Development and at this point Recreational Marinas are Non-Essential.  We have and will continue to advocate to the Governor’s office on behalf of the Marine Trades Association. However, we have been informed that this is due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in NYS and Public Health concerns. It appears that the State is looking to reassess and remove Essential Business as new developments occur and only approve business as essential from this point on if they are directly related to Public Safety and Health. While we all may be disappointed with this decision, we fully understand the position of the state government to help stop the spread of this virus and will continue to abide by the Governor’s directives.  We have put together a resource center on our website the ESMTA website, that has many useful links to information to guide each of you through these challenging times.

Empire State Development has created Essential Business Guidelines and the following industries are deemed Essential – A full list can be found HERE:

Essential retail including

  • gas stations

Essential services including

  • auto repair

For more resources please visit this link: https://www.theesmta.com/new-page-5