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Some localities try to stay locked down, but legal confusion reigns

Oneida County offers restrictive guidelines but no actual order


May 22, 2020 by Richard Moore

When the Supreme Court declared the state’s Safer at Home order “unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable,” some thought — and many had hoped — the lockdown was over across the state, but it turns out some local governments had other ideas.

In short, the majority opinion determined that Andrea Palm, the secretary-designee of the state Department of Health Services (DHS), had to follow emergency rule-making procedures established by the Legislature to enact the edicts that she did. By mer...

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