07 March 2020 – Governor declares State of Emergency in New York State

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: New York
Lead People/Agency: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Overview: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declares state of emergency in New York State.
Full details here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/novel-coronavirus-briefing-governor-cuomo-declares-state-emergency-contain-spread-virus

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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Executive Order cites WHO declaration of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (1/30/2020), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declaration of public health emergency (1/31/2020). Press release cited increasing number of cases in state (76), indicating increased threat.