We just received clarification to the Governor's Executive Order 2026 "Essential Business". Please see below from Gayathri Nair, Financial Services Manager of the NYS DFS:
"Based on Governor’s Executive Order 202.6, "Essential Business," includes Financial Institutions and services related to financial markets. Therefore Brokers are considered essential business."
Link to Governor guidelines : https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-guidance-essential-services-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order
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