The guidelines below apply to non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to reopen, essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open, and commercial and recreational activities that have been permitted to operate statewide with restrictions. 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.
- Higher Education
- Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools
- Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
- Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
- Media Production
- Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans
For help determining whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, use the reopen lookup tool. You can also scroll down to find the guidance for each phase.
- Certain businesses and places of arts and entertainment, such as multi-disciplinary event venues and theater spaces, may reopen to the public only for the limited purpose of conducting activities and operations that have been permitted as a part of the State’s phased reopening (e.g., low-risk indoor arts and entertainment, media production). Please consult the specific New York Forward guidance as it applies to the currently permitted activities and operations.
Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools
Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
Professional Sports Competitions with No Fans
Indoor Food Service
Frequently Asked Questions
Low Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
NYC Indoor Food Service