Friday, June 12, 2020

Phase 3 of Reopening Begins: Guidelines Released by NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has determined that the start of phase 3 of the reopening process for the North Country begins today.

An official notice and information can be found here:

Restaurants and food service industries may begin to open indoor spaces and seating for their customers and personal care facilities such as tattoo and piercing parlors, spas, massage therapy, etc. may begin accepting clients again.

In order to open however, it is essential you read and understand the guidelines relative to your industry, affirm you have read those guidelines via form submission, and then create a safety plan to keep on site and share with your work force. Links to all forms and examples can be found on the NY forward site, as well as guidelines for phase 3 businesses to follow:

To help determine if your business is eligible to reopen, you may use the NY Forward reopening tool available here: Business Lookup Tool Kit.

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