Since thousands of couples have been forced to cancel, postpone, or adapt their wedding plans during the COVID-19 outbreaks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it easier for nuptials to tie the knot.
This weekend, the governor announced that New Yorkers will now be able to obtain marriage licenses remotely. Not only that, state clerks will be allowed to perform ceremonies over video conferences.
"There is now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage," he told reporters during his daily press briefing on Saturday. "You can do it by Zoom."
NEW: I am issuing an Executive Order allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 18, 2020