Phase Four Industries
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Overview

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.

Phase Four: All regions of the state have entered Phase 4 of reopening.
  • Higher Education
  • Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools
  • Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Media Production
  • Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans
  • Malls
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers

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.

NY Forward Business Reopen Lookup Tool

Statewide Guidelines

 

  • 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.

 

Higher Education

Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools

Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment

Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment

Media Production

Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans

Malls

Gyms and Fitness Centers

Gaming Facilities

Movie Theaters

Ski Facilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Empire State Development's website for frequently asked questions on how the New York Forward re-opening plan impacts your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Higher Education 

Summary Guidelines

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Low Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment 

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Low Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment 

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Media Production 

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Gyms and Fitness Centers 

Summary Guidelines

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Malls

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Gaming Facilities

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Movie Theaters

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Ski Facilities

Summary Guidelines

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Detailed Guidelines

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