New York State will allow non-essential businesses to reopen on a regional and industry-specific basis, as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health. The State’s plan focuses on getting New Yorkers back to work—without triggering renewed spread of the COVID-19 virus or overwhelming local hospital systems.
Most New York State regions are in the process of reopening in accordance with the New York Forward plan. This page will be updated regularly with additional resources and information as the state progresses to future phases of the plan.
Essential businesses can continue operating – to check if your business is designated as essential, visit the guidance page here.
For more information, visit the Governor’s New York Forward site.