NY Forward - Reopening Plan & Information

Businesses planning to re-open will need to read, review and affirm the guidelines set by New York State.  Click the link below to complete the necessary steps to re-open businesses.
https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase 

Business Safety Plan Template
Safety Plan Template
Fillable Safety Plan Template (PDF)


Business Affirmation
Every business needs to read the guidelines posted for their business, then submit the form below to New York State.  You will then have a confirmation page to print out and keep on hand at your business location.
Business Affirmation Form

Business Reopening Lookup Tool
Use the tool below to determine whether your business is eligible for reopening.
NYS Business Lookup Tool


See the specifics below for more information.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call (607) 753-5048.

File a Complaint 
Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through an online form or by calling 1-833-789-0470. 

Guidance from Empire State Development on Reopening
Check the Empire State Development link below for more information.
Empire State Development

  1. Phase One Specifics
  2. Phased Reopening of Business
  3. Metrics  for Reopening

Phase One: Construction 

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Building Finishing Contractors
  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
  • Land Subdivision 
  • Nonresidential Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Utility System Construction

       VIEW SUMMARY GUIDELINES
       READ AND AFFIRM DETAILED GUIDELINES

Phase One: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

  • Other Animal Production
  • Other Crop Production
  • Support Activities for Animal Production
  • Support Activities for Crop Production
  • Support Activities for Forestry
   Summary Guidelines for:
        NON-FOOD RELATED AGRICULTURE
FORESTRY
        FISHING

   Read and Affirm Detailed Guidance for:
        NON-FOOD AGRICULTURE
        FORESTRY
        FISHING
        
Phase One: Retail Trade 

Phase One includes delivery and curbside pick-up service only for the following businesses:

  • Clothing Stores
  • Direct Selling Establishments
  • Electronics and Appliance Stores
  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores
  • Florists
  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Health and Personal Care Stores
  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
  • Used Merchandise Stores
  • Shoe Stores
  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
        VIEW SUMMARY GUIDELINES
        READ AND AFFIRM DETAILED GUIDELINES

Phase One: Manufacturing

  • Apparel Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
  • Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
  • Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
  • Printing and Related Support Activities
  • Textile Mills
  • Textile Product Mills
  • Wood Product Manufacturing
  • Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
       VIEW SUMMARY GUIDELINES
       READ AND AFFIRM DETAILED GUIDELINES

Phase One: Wholesale Trade 

  • Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
  • Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
  • Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
  • Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
  • Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
        VIEW SUMMARY GUIDELINES
        READ AND AFFIRM DETAILED GUIDELINES
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Members of the Central New York Regional Control Room

  • Regional Captain:  Matt Driscoll
  • Randy Wolken, REDC co-chair
  • Ann Marie Taliercio, President of the CNY Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Ryan McMahon, Onondaga County Executive
  • James Weartherup, Oswego County Chair
  • Paul Heider, Cortland County Chair
  • Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Cayuga County Chair
  • John Becker, Madison County Chair
  • Ben Walsh, City of Syracuse Mayor