Even the coronavirus pandemic can’t stop true love.
In New York, the US state that has been greatly affected by COVID-19, love still finds a way. Even if the crisis has disrupted the lives of millions, there is still a way to tie the knot if you really, really want to.
Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that permits couples to get licenses and get married “utilizing audio-video technology.”
Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, announced at a conference the order.
“Video marriage ceremonies,” Cuomo said. “There’s now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage. No excuse. You can do it by Zoom.”
It’s not the plaza, but love is love…even in a pandemic
For those who wish to marry via video, today’s EO has you covered:https://t.co/2PhF3MoHAl
— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) April 18, 2020
Zoom is a video-conferencing service that became popular as many people were encouraged to work from home due to lockdown set it many cities all over the world. It is used by many to hold meetings remotely.
The digital nuptials do have to follow certain rules laid out in the order, which is in effect through May 18. For example, “the video conference must allow for direct interaction between the couple and the town or city clerk, the witness or the person to solemnize the marriage.” In other words, no pre-recorded video is allowed, so participants still have to actually attend, even if they’re not there physically.
Whether they could make it official via video or not, resourceful couples have already been at least hosting ceremonies online.
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