New York

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  • Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
 
  • Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?    No  
 A travel enforcement operation will commence at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state's quarantine restrictions. As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams will be stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York State. 

All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete the form upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online. 

Complete form here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

  • Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?  No
 
  • Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance? (
Regional NYS Department of Transportation Offices:
https://www.dot.ny.gov/regional-offices

Additional notes: 
For purposes of Executive Order 202.6, “Essential Business,” shall mean businesses operating in or as: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026
2. Essential infrastructure including
•             public and private utilities including but not limited to power generation, fuel supply, and transmission
•             public water and wastewater
•             telecommunications and data centers
•             airlines/airports
•             commercial shipping vessels/ports and seaports
•             transportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, for-hire vehicles, garages
•             hotels, and other places of accommodation

13. Recreation
•             Parks and other open public spaces, except playgrounds and other areas of congregation where social distancing cannot be abided
•             However, golf courses are not essential and cannot have employees working on-premise; notwithstanding this restriction, essential services, such as groundskeeping to avoid hazardous conditions and security, provided by employees, contractors, or vendors are permitted and private operators may permit individuals access to the property so long as there are no gatherings of any kind and appropriate social distancing of six feet between individuals is strictly abided
•             Marinas, boatyards, and recreational marine manufacturers, for ongoing marina operations and boat repair/maintenance, where such facilities adhere to strict social distancing and sanitization protocols. Use of such sites for the purposes of personal use or operation of boats or other watercraft is permissible, provided that no establishment offer chartered watercraft services or rentals. Restaurant activity at such sites are limited to take-out or delivery only.
 
  • What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly? Check with local governments (counties, cities, etc.) for any additional restrictions.
Additional recommendations:
 
  • Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
  • Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services. 
 
  • AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions.  Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.   
 
  • AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials.   Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 23, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

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