- New Yorkers can now obtain marriage licenses or applications, and even get married, via video conferencing calls.
- Executive orders signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo allow the new method of getting married until May 18.
- The couple, clerk, and witness required to make the marriage official must all have contact via video call to preform the ceremony — pre-recordings aren't allowed.
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COVID-19 has disrupted the fabric of normal day-to-day life, but it also upended special occasions around the globe, including weddings. But now in the state of New York people can get married virtually,
2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the weekend amending New York state law until May 18 to allow people to obtain marriage license applications and marriage licenses through video calls, as well as allowing marriage ceremonies to be performed through video conference calls.
While New York has the most coronavirus cases of any state with 242,817 as of Sunday, , wedding celebrations have been roadblocked at every turn during the outbreak because of travel restrictions, , and . Plus many work during the coronavirus pandemic. But with the new executive orders, couples can resume getting married.
—Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo)
The include both people showing a valid photo ID during the call, the ability for the couple, the clerk, and the witness of the marriage to have real-time interaction (no pre-recordings), and then everyone must sign the license and send the documents to the clerk.
Video conferencing marriages are the latest innovation of virtually adapted life during the pandemic, as most schools, colleges, work meetings, and social gatherings have moved online.
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