Phase Three Industries


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 Three: All regions of the state have entered Phase 3 of reopening
  • Restaurants / Food Services

  • Personal Care

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

Food Services

Personal Care

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