New York State Governor Cuomo announced that Long Island and New York City are on track to enter the next phases of reopening for each region. On Monday, June 22nd, 2020, New York City is expected to enter Phase 2 of its reopening, bringing back a wide range of businesses, including in-store retail, offices, hair salons and barbershops.
On Wednesday, June 24th 2020 Nassau and Suffolk counties are expected to enter Phase 3 of the reopening, allowing the reopening of food services, indoor dining (in accordance with NYS guidelines) and personal care businesses.
Businesses that are able to reopen are expected to follow New York State and CDC guidelines in relation to social distancing, suggested health checks of employees and preparing the workplace for employees to return. New York State expects all businesses to develop a COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan. Your COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan should include the ways in which you intend to comply with the New York State Department of Health guidance to safely reopen.
If your business is included in the industries below, make sure to visit the New York State website to view summary guidelines for your industry as well as print and complete the business safety plan template to ensure you are in compliance with the reopening rules: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries
Phase 2 industries include:
- Offices (at 50% capacity)
- Real Estate
- In-store retail
- Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals
- Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning
- Commercial Building Management
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
- Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services
Phase 3 industries include:
- Food services and indoor dining
- Personal Care Services:
- Tattoo and piercing facilities
- Appearance enhancement practitioners
- Massage therapy
- Nail specialty
- UV and non-UV tanning
If your business is included in the Phase 3 industries above, make sure to visit the New York State website to view summary guidelines for your industry as well as print and complete the business safety plan template to ensure you are in compliance with the reopening rules: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-three-industries