Reopening Phases

New York will continue to reopen on a regional basis as each region meets seven criteria necessary to protect public health as businesses reopen. For details on each phase, including a list of industries that will be permitted to see the NY Forward Industry List

Overview: Reopening in Phases

Businesses in each region will re-open in phases. Re-opening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities. Essential businesses and business activities that are open will remain open. If guidance has not yet been published for your specific industry, but you are permitted to reopen, please refer to the NY Forward Safety Plan template.

The guidelines below apply to both non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to re-open and essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open.

Eligibility for reopening will be determined by health metrics for each region.

Here is a breakdown of industries in each phase:

Phase One: Open as of May 26th
Phase Two: Open as of June 9th
Phase Three: Open Tuesday, June 23rd 2020
Phase Four: Not Open
  • Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
  • Education