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NY Forward Phase 3 Reopening

New York City is entering Phase Three of New York Forward reopening of “non-essential businesses and business activities” today (Monday, July 6th) according to Governor Cuomo, but indoor dining will not reopen as of now. Phase three includes personal care businesses and services including tattoo and piercing facilities, massage therapy, spas, cosmetology, and nail specialty.

These openings come on the heels of the recent phase two businesses to reopen, including offices, outdoor & take-out delivery food services, real estate, in-store retail, vehicle sales, hair salons and barbershops. Check out the NY Forward reference page, which includes online guidelines for each sector that your business must read and AFFIRM.

As a reminder, upon reopening, all businesses must develop a written Safety Plan outlining key topics such as physical distancing, protective equipment, hygiene and cleaning, communication, screening, contact tracing, and disinfecting of contaminated areas. A business may fill out this New York Forward Safety Plan Template to fulfill the requirement or may develop its own Safety Plan. Note that this plan must only be retained on-premises and available to local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.

Check the NY Forward FAQ Document for more detail on health and safety standards. You can also contact a Pace SBDC Business Advisor at to arrange a meeting at no cost to learn more about these resources and the range of financial assistance programs.

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