Property tax deadlines for certification, assessments and other certifications were extended in an executive order approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday evening. 

At the same time, the order sets into place allowing small gatherings of no more than 10 people for religious services and Memorial Day celebrations. 


What You Need To Know

  • A new executive order has been approved.

  • It extends property tax deadlines.

  • And sets guidance for horse racing starting June 1.

  • Parts of the economy in New York are starting to open.

The order also explicitly allows "vehicle caravans" for the coming weekend.

And the order sets into place guidance for race track operations starting June 1. 

The order comes as some parts of upstate New York have started phase one of the economic reopening stage, which allows construction, manufacturing and some retail businesses to open for curbside pickup. 

Long Island and the Mid-Hudson Valley could open by next week, Cuomo said on Friday in New York City. 

"We have to remain vigilant at the same time," Cuomo said on Friday at his daily briefing. "I know the weather is warmer, I know people have been cooped up. There's tremendous energy to get out. You have to remain vigilant.

"You read in the papers that they're talking now of a possible second wave or hot spots in places that have opened too fast, or where there hasn't been enough tracing or where there isn't enough monitoring. That would be the worst situation."