Reopening Our Economy
This past week the Long Island region entered into Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan. New York has developed this phased approach to reopening the economy in a safe way for the residents in order to get NYS back on its feet.
What does this mean? We thought it might be helpful for you to have some information about these phases and wanted to share them with you here. In each phase there will be additional opportunities for businesses to begin to function once again.
our local businesses!
These are the phases as outlined by our Governor:
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
Real Estate / Rental & Leasing
Restaurants / Food Services
Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
our local businesses!
As of Wednesday May 27th we are in
, which means construction has begun again and our retail stores may do curbside or in-store pick-up and drop-off only. The next phase cannot commence for two weeks after each is established. If during that two week period the numbers of hospitalizations, positive tests, or patients on ventilators should sharply increase, the region could be set back to the previous phase. In each phase we need to be vigilant about safety measures in order to move forward. We do not want to see an increase in COVID-19 transmission and want our residents to be safe.
You may go to the NYS government website for more detailed information about each phase and to get answers to any other questions you may have.
The village government has been working with retail and restaurant representatives to assist these businesses wherever possible. We will be relaxing some of our local codes in order to allow them temporary signage, outdoor display, and outside seating for this season, to help them get back on their feet during this unusual and unprecedented period.
We urge our residents to support our local businesses as much as possible to enable them to stay vital during this difficult time. Shop locally and dine out or do take-out from our local restaurants.
We need to support each other
now more than ever.