To find out what businesses and business activities are included in the Phase One re-opening that went into effect on May 15, 2020, go to, click on the box entitled “Industry Breakdown.”  This page will provide information and links regarding the businesses and activities that may re-open under Phase I.  

Additionally it includes a link to the “NY Forward Business Reopen Lookup Tool” to help determine whether your business is eligible to reopen.

Also, for each specific component under Phase One, i.e. Construction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting; Retail Trade; and Manufacturing, businesses can click on links for the following: Review Summary Guidelines, Read and Affirm Detailed Guidelines, and Print Business Safety Plan Template.


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