May 11, 2020 TSC Business Resource - Reopening Guidlines
CT, MA and NY Reopening Guidelines
As of Monday May 11, 2020, here are the latest and greatest links to help you, your employees and your business reopen in a safe and strong way, divided by the three states we serve: Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

Please take the time to research the steps required for your business location.
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On May 20, the following businesses may reopen: outdoor-only restaurants (no bar areas), outdoor zoos and outdoor museums, university research programs, hair and nail services, remaining retail that's currently been deemed as non-essential, some offices -- although individuals should be encouraged to work from home where possible. Distance learning for students will continue through the end of the school year. Summer school could open in July. Connecticut summer camps can open on June 29. The remaining phases of reopening are expected to be released on or near May 20. For more info:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Massachusetts has extended the timeline for all nonessential businesses to keep their physical workplaces and facilities closed to all workers, customers and the public until May 18th. The stay at home advisory also remains in place during this time and gatherings of 10 or more are also banned until May 18. Specific plans for reopening have not been announced in detail; however, the state has revealed that it will be reopening in four phases. For more info:
New York State
New York will re-open on a regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health as businesses reopen. New York State remains on PAUSE through May 15. As of May 11, the Mid-Hudson Region has met 5 of the 7 criteria to open. The phases are outlined as follows:
One: Construction, Manufacturing and wholesale supply chain, Select retail using curbside pickup only
Two: Professional services, Finance and insurance, Retail, Administrative support, Real estate and rental leasing
Three: Restaurants and food service, Hotels and accommodations
Four: Arts, entertainment and recreation, and Education

For more info:

Reopening Resources

White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again:

FEMA Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes:

OSHA Reopening Guidance For Employers and Employees:

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