Countering COVID-19: NY Gov Cuomo To Grant Marriage Licenses Remotely

If marriage was in your plans during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, and you live in the state of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a solution.

Though marriage bureaus around the state remain closed as a part of helping to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Cuomo said, “there is now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage. No excuse,” during a briefing on Saturday.

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, announced, “We are today signing an executive order allowing people to get their marriage licenses remotely and also allowing clerks to perform ceremonies over video.”

There’s no doubt that with the COVID-19 pandemic causing numerous ‘states of emergency’ to be declared across the country, businesses, as well as individuals across the nation have suffered its wrath.

In NY, Cuomo said COVID-19 “killed at least 540 people on Friday, or 90 fewer than the day before,” with a total of more than “13,000 in the state,” but also suggests that the virus could have passed the peak of new infections.

To keep those numbers down and help prevent the transmission of the deadly virus, conducting remote marriages seems to be the best, most fitting solution.