Whether your business was deemed "essential" or "non-essential", you must be familiar with your business safety plan, summary guidelines, detailed guidelines, and affirming the business with New York State. Did you know that if your business changed due to a new phase's guidance of New York Forward then you must read and affirm that your business is operating in accordance with the new requirements.
Affirmation and Reaffirmation Examples
"Essential" Business Affirmation Example
Your business was deemed "essential" from the start of "New York State on PAUSE" but you have not affirmed your business.
If you haven't then please use the New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Wizard to help you determine the applicable guidance.
Hair Salon Reaffirmation Example
Hair Salons and Barbershops were allowed to reopen in Phase 2 after they completed their Business Safety Plan and affirmed that they've read the guidelines for Hair Salons and Barbershops. In Phase 3, if they offered non-hair-related personal care services then they must read the guidelines for Personal Care and affirm that they've read the guidance for their business.
Restaurant Reaffirmation Example
Restaurants were allowed to reopen for take-out and delivery in Phase 1. In Phase 2, restaurants were allowed to offer outdoor dining. and they were to complete their Business Safety Plan and affirm their guidelines. In Phase 3, restaurants were then allowed to offer indoor dining must affirm that they've read the guidance with New York State. Affirm your business with NYS.
- Become familiar with the Frequently Asked Questions on Business Reopening.
- Are you not sure if your business is eligible to reopen then use the New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Wizard. This tool is to help you determine a business' eligibility to reopen.
- Complete/update your business' safety plan using the template released by NY Forward.
- Contact us
Do you have any business questions? Contact us by phone at 716-938-2310 or online Contact Economic Development with your business questions.