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NYS Reopening Requirements

Phase 1 Re-Opening Requirements

The Governor Cuomo’s office has released guidelines and business safety templates for industries allowed to begin reopening in phase one. As of Friday, May 15, select industries in regions of the state that have met seven public health metrics will be allowed to start reopening. Below is a list of industries allowed to open in these regions during phase one, along with their guidelines and business safety templates.

Businesses and industries will open in a phased approach.

Phase 1 includes construction, manufacturing and select retail (with curbside pickup).
Phase 2 includes professional services, finance and insurance, retail, administrative support and real estate/rental leasing.
Phase 3 includes restaurants, food services and hotels.
Phase 4 includes arts, entertainment, recreation and education.

Business owners must read the “Detailed Guidelines” for their industries and provide their digital signature affirming they have read and understand the document.

The State has published a dashboard to track the public health data regions must meet to reopen here.

Each re-opening business must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A business may fill out this template to fulfill the requirement, or may develop its own Safety Plan.

Retail Trade

Summary Guidelines
Detailed Guidelines
Business Safety Template

Manufacturing

Summary Guidelines
Detailed Guidelines
Business Safety Template

Wholesale Trade

Summary Guidelines
Detailed Guidelines
Business Safety Template

Construction

Summary Guidelines
Detailed Guidelines
Business Safety Template

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing + Hunting

Agriculture Summary Guidelines
Forestry Summary Guidelines
Fishing Summary Guidelines
Detailed Guidelines for Non-Food Agriculture
Detailed Guidelines for Forestry Industry
Detailed Guidelines for Fishing Industry
Business Safety Template