In yesterday's briefing, Governor Cuomo began to talk about plans for reopening the state in phases, with a regional analysis and determination. The first phase will be to reopen construction and manufacturing with low risk. The second phase will add more business re-openings and most likely include schools. There will be at least 14 days between phases to monitor and correct if necessary. During both phases no attractions or openings that draw a large number of visitors from outside the local area will be allowed.
TCAD is working with the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council to provide guidance on regional planning for re-opening. We will share additional information as it becomes available.
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Businesses will need to design a “new normal.” Here are some things you should be thinking about to re-open or expand production safely:
- On-site health screening and protocols for sick employees
- Procuring PPE for employees and visitors
- Cleaning protocols
- Modifying the workplace layout and flow to maximize social distancing
- Continuing remote work for high risk employees
In addition, federal guidelines for considering re-opening can be found