OASAS: Extended Covid Waivers—
Continuing Flexibilities through October 25, 2021

August 24, 2021

When the New York State Disaster Emergency declared by Executive Order 202 ended on June 25, 2021, all subsequent COVID disaster emergency Executive Orders also ended. Most regulatory flexibilities were extended for an additional 60 days and set to expire on August 25, 2021. At this time, considering the continued national Public Health Emergency, these flexibilities will be continued for an additional 60 days, set to expire on October 24, 2021.  

The attached guidance documents – waiver letter and presentation – address these extensions, mainly telehealth and criminal background checks. Questions may be addressed to PICM@oasas.ny.gov or Legal@oasas.ny.gov.  

Thank you.