We hope that everyone is continuing to do well and staying safe and healthy.
As you know, we are at the very early stages of beginning to plan for reopening as Governor Cuomo has shared a plan for the state to slowly begin to reopen businesses after May 15th. The plan includes a phased, regional approach that will be rolled out only after a variety of criteria have been met. See a summary of the phased approach on NYLA’s COVID-19 page.
We expect to hear more in the coming weeks where libraries, archives, and museums fit within the phases. We also expect guidance to come from both our local agencies and Empire State Development. To ensure that Empire State Development understands the nature of our work and considers where we fit within the phased approach, you can submit your questions and concerns to ESD using this form.