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New York State and City Address the Coronavirus Outbreak

Everyone is affected by other actions that have been taken to address the emergency. Non-essential businesses have been closed and employees of all businesses must work from home to the maximum extent possible. Non-essential construction work has also been halted. The New York State courts currently are not processing civil matters except for certain narrowly defined essential matters. Effective March 19, 2020, there will be no commercial or residential evictions or foreclosures in New York City for 90 days. Evictions and foreclosures for non-payment by landlords participating in many federal programs are also temporarily barred. An Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo declares it to be an “unsafe and unsound business practice” under the Banking Law for state-regulated banks to refuse 90 days’ forbearance to those affected by the coronavirus crisis.