16 April 2020 – Governor extends PAUSE restrictions, face masks compulsory for passengers in transportation systems

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: NY
Lead People/Agency: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Overview: Governor Cuomo extends NYS on PAUSE restrictions until May 15. Also requires all New Yorkers to wear masks or face coverings on public transportation systems, taking private transportation, or riding in for-hire vehicles
Full details here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-nys-pause-extended-until-may-15

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “Unpausing New York and reopening our economy is going to be an ongoing process over the coming weeks that we’re working through with other states, but we have to do it in a way that doesn’t drive up the infection rate and create a second wave of the virus”