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Dear NYS Legislator,
I am writing to you as a constituent/small business owner-operator/health care provider to ask for your help regarding Executive Order 202.61, issued by Governor Cuomo on September 9th, 2020, an order that I was first made aware of by email from DOH Commissioner Zucker on September 21st, 2020. The order pertains to new requirements for reporting of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Influenza testing. Though well-intentioned, I am concerned that the requirements of the order will result in unintended consequences which will ultimately hinder our ability to provide safe, convenient, timely, and cost-effective access to community-based COVID-19 and Influenza testing to the residents of the Capital District. My concerns in regards to the requirements of the order include:
While I am keenly aware of and wholeheartedly support the reasons underlying the creation of the order, I believe certain aspects of the mandate must be revised in order to maintain the viability of community based COVID-19 and Influenza POC testing, while allaying fears I have of either running afoul of the law and/or my fiduciary obligations to responsibly operate a small business. As such and for your consideration I propose as an alternative:
I would gladly make myself available to further discuss the ramifications of 202.61 with you or your staff, and thank you in advance for your time and consideration regarding this very important matter.
Very truly yours,