NYS has Issued Guidance by Industry Sector for Phase I Reopening
We will share Phase II guidance as soon as it is released.
Industry Guidelines for Phase One of re-opening are now posted online.
In addition, the site includes a link for business to read and affirm detailed guidelines for each industry sector, and a printable business safety plan template. Please note:
Businesses that are operating now as essential businesses still need to read and affirm their guidance and print/utilize the safety plan template
Each re-opening business must develop a
written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A business may fill out the template below to fulfill the requirement, or may develop its own Safety Plan.
This plan does not need to be submitted to a state agency for approval but must be retained on the premises of the business and must made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.
The Chamber strongly recommends reading/digesting the guidance, ensuring that you are prepared for reopening, and having your plan in place and ready to share - prior to taking any steps towards reopening.
Do not submit the attestation until your business is ready to adhere to the guidelines. Any non-compliant businesses will potentially put their own business at risk by opening prior to meeting the guidelines - and be aware that you could have complaints filed against you for doing so.
Business owners should refer to the State’s industry-specific guidance for more information on how to safely operate; a summary of this guidance and industry sector breakdowns is included below.