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New York governor allows residents to obtain marriage license by Zoom

/ 06:38 PM April 20, 2020
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To reduce the number of excuses New York residents can offer in order to challenge stay-at-home mandates, the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that he issued an executive order “allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference” — no need for a marriage bureau.

CNBC reported Cuomo stating that “there is now no excuse” not to get married as lockdown orders continue since it can now be done via services like Zoom; clerks are officially allowed to digitally perform legal marriages.

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The order was made over the weekend, because the state is not expected to release residents from lockdown until at least May 15, possibly longer.

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As of today according to WorldOMeter.com, New York has seen 247,215 reported cases of COVID-19 total and 18,298 deaths; however, data suggest that the state could have passed its peak; both hospitalizations and intubations have been consistently on the decline. RGA

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