Governor Cuomo has posted the guidelines for re-opening for those industries included in Phase One Re-Opening. The phased reopening only goes into affect by region based on meeting 7 criteria. As of 5/18, Long Island has NOT yet met those criteria.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t be prepared.

  • Know what is required of your business according to the industry guidelines
  • Inform your workers how they can safely return to work and when
  • Inform your customers how you have met guidelines and how they can reach you.

According to NYS website, “Upon reopening, businesses must implement new safety precautions to help lower the risk of spreading the virus.These include strict cleaning and sanitation standards, restricting nonessential travel, adapting the workplace to allow for social distancing, and requiring masks to be worn if employees are in frequent contact with the public.”

You must go to the NY Forward Website to affirm that you have read and met the requirements for your industry. Read the entire breakdown at New York Forward.

Phase One: Retail Trade

Phase One includes delivery and curbside pick-up service only for the following businesses:

  • Clothing Stores
  • Direct Selling Establishments
  • Electronics and Appliance Stores
  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores
  • Florists
  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Health and Personal Care Stores
  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
  • Used Merchandise Stores
  • Shoe Stores
  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers

NOTE:  in regions that are not within the first phase of the state’s regional reopening plan, delivery for orders placed remotely via phone or online at non-essential retail establishments; provided, however, that only one employee is physically present at the business location to fulfill orders.

View Retail Trade Guidelines

Phase One: Construction Guidelines

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Building Finishing Contractors
  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
  • Land Subdivision
  • Nonresidential Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Utility System Construction
View Construction Guidelines

Phase One: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting Guidelines

  • Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production
  • Other Animal Production
  • Other Crop Production
  • Support Activities for Animal Production
  • Support Activities for Crop Production
  • Support Activities for Forestry
View Floriculture/Agriculture Guidelines
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