You can still get married in New York State despite the COVID-19 pandemic as long as you have Wi-Fi.

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According to The Buffalo News many marriage bureaus in the state, part of town and city clerks' offices – have temporarily closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, making it more difficult for couples to get a marriage license since the law requires that they appear in person.

State officials announced Saturday that ...

New York would let people obtain a marriage license remotely and allow clerks to perform marriage ceremonies through video conferencing with the couple.


Governor Cuomo speaking to his aides including his health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker asked:

"What are we doing about marriage bureaus? Why didn't somebody think about that, Howard?"

Melissa DeRosa, the Governor's top advisor said that an executive order would take effect Saturday.

"So if that's an avenue people want to go down, it will be available to them," she said.


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