NYS Industries Preparing for Reopening in Phase Two on June 2

Preparing for Business Reopening in Phase Two

All businesses in Western New York State that haven't been cleared for reopening should be preparing for their reopening. NY Forward Phase Two starts on June 2, 2020.

We are encouraging all businesses and organizations to affirm their industry-specific guidelines and complete their initial business safety plan using the template released by NY Forward. The re-opening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities.

Three Things to Do for Your Business

If your business falls into an industry set to open starting in Phase Two then be sure to do the following:

  1. Click on the Industry below that your business is categorized in.
  2. View/Download the Summary Guidelines for that industry.
  3. Download, Read and Affirm Detailed Guidelines for that industry.
  4. Print your Business Safety Plan from the Business Safety Plan Template.

Short Video on Phase Two Industries

Please note that this is a visual walkthrough of the steps above.

Industries in Phase Two of NY Forward

Offices

From NY Forward: This guidance may apply –but is not limited –to businesses and entities in the following sectors: Professional services, nonprofit, technology, administrative support, and higher education administration (excluding full campus reopening). Please note that these guidelines may also apply to business operating parts of their business functions under different guidelines (e.g. front office for a construction company).

Offices section of NY Forward

Real Estate

From NY Forward: These guidelines apply to all real estate activities in regions of New York that have been permitted toreopenin Phase II, as well as to real estate activities statewide that were previously permitted to operate as essential.

Real Estate section of NY Forward

Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail

From NY Forward: These guidelines apply to all in-store non-essential retail businesses in regions of the state that are in Phase II or later of reopening, as well as all in-store essential retail businesses throughout the state.

Essential & In-Store Retail section of NY Forward

Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals

From NY Forward: These guidelines apply to all vehicle sales, leases, and rental activities in regions of New York that have been permitted to reopen in Phase 2, as well as to vehicle sales, leases, and rental activities statewide that were previously permitted to operate as essential.

Vehicle Sales, Leases, & Rentals section of NY Forward

Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning

From NY Forward: These guidelines apply to retail rental, repair, and cleaning activities, including in regions of New York that have been permitted to reopen, as well as other areas throughout the state where essential retail businesses were previously permitted to operate as essential as a component of their business or service.

Retail Rental, Repair, & Cleaning section of NY Forward

Commercial Building Management

From NY Forward: These guidelines apply to all commercial, non-residential buildings in regions of New York that have been permitted to reopenin Phase 2, as well as to commercial, non-residential building management activities statewide that were previously permitted to operate as essential.

Commercial Building Management section of NY Forward

Hair Salons and Barbershops

From NY Forward: These guidelines apply to Hair Salons and Barbershops in regions of New York that have been permitted to reopen.

Hair Salons & Barbershops section of NY Forward

Business Questions on Reopening?

Contact Economic Development with your business questions.