Re-Opening of Yates 5/11/2020



NYS issues four-phased approach to reopening

On Monday, May 4, 2020, Governor Cuomo outlined which industries and businesses can open in each phase of the state's 4 phase re-opening plan. Businesses considered "more essential" with inherent low risks of infection in the workplace and to customers will be prioritized, followed by other businesses considered "less essential" or those that present a higher risk of infection spread. Regions must not open attractions or businesses that would draw a large number of visitors from outside the local area.

The Governor also outlined new safety precautions that each business must put in place upon re-opening to help lower the risk of spreading the virus. Businesses will be required to:
• Adjust workplace hours and shift design as necessary to reduce density in the workplace;
• Enact social distancing protocols;
• Restrict non-essential travel for employees;
• Require all employees and customers to wear masks if in frequent contact with others;
• Implement strict cleaning and sanitation standards;
• Enact a continuous health screening process for individuals to enter the workplace;
• Continue tracing, tracking and reporting of cases; and
• Develop liability processes.

Consider the above information when crafting and drafting your business' plan to re-open. Per NYS Governor, these are the priority industries for re-opening: 

Phase One: Construction/Manufacturing and wholesale supply chain/Select retail using curbside pickup only

Phase Two: Professional services/Finance and insurance/Retail/Administrative support/Real estate and rental leasing

Phase Three: Restaurants and foodservice/Hotels and accomodations

Phase Four: Arts, entertainment and recreation/Education

NYS Regional Re-opening website

Below are links to best practice samples and plans from industry sectors.

General Job Site Best Practices
Child Care Programs Guidelines
Elements of Specific Site Safety Plans
​Guidance for hospitality based businesses
Enhance Manufacturing Workplace Safety
Retail Open Doors Guidance 
A Guide for the Restaurant Industry 
Winery Guidance
Guidelines for Salons / Barber Shops  

Sample Campground Reopening