Today, New York State added Outdoor and Takeout / Delivery Food Services to the list of businesses that can reopen in phase two. This will allow restaurants and other food service establishments to offer outdoor seating starting tomorrow, June 4th. Outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated.

Click here to learn about the detailed guidelines required to open safely. You will also find a safety plan template that you can utilize to complete your safety plan if you don't already have one, and the business affirmation form that you must complete and submit to self-certify that your business has a safety plan in place to protect your employees and customers. A copy of your safety plan and business affirmation form should be printed and posted at your place of business.
Stay engaged. Continue to look for emails from our o ffice in the coming days and weeks updating you on the latest reopening news and what assistance is available to help you through this difficult time. Our staff is working hard to compile a complete list of guidelines, safety protocols and programs along with webinars and training that is available. To
learn more, be sure to visit our website and bookmark it. Once there, look for the COVID-19 tab.

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