This Business Reopening Center is designed to help your business stay on-top of the changing guidelines, regulations, and rules you have to follow for COVID-19. We’ll continue to update this page with information for businesses.
All businesses that plan to reopen must follow do the following. All businesses are subject to inspection by New York State to insure compliance with these rules.
- Read your industry guidelines and submit a Business Affirmation to the State
- Fill out, and keep on site, a Business Reopening Safety Plan
- Post signage on what actions you’re taking in regards to COVID-19
NY Forward rules for each industry allowed under Phase 4 can be found here:
- In-Person Retail, including Essential Retail
- Outdoor Dining
- Commercial Building Management
- Real Estate Services
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
- Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning Services
- Personal Care Services
Make sure your online presence is up-to-date. Check your Google Business listing and ensure your hours are up-to-date. Make sure accurate hours are posted on your website, social media accounts, and other services like Yelp and delivery apps.
Get PPE for your store. We are offering free masks, please reach out to us if you’d like some. The Department of Small Business Services has created a portal to help you procure other PPE like gloves, thermometers, outdoor furniture, and more from local providors. Check it out here.
Additional resources for businesses are available. Hartford Insurance has put together a fantastic sector-by-sector guide to additional resources available for businesses.
Help us help you! We want to share what our businesses are up to. If you would like us to share something on social media, have changed your hours, or just want some free marketing, please reach out to us.
If you additional questions, the NYC Department of Small Business Services has a hotline available at 888-727-4692.