Mid-Hudson Region Enters Phase Three Reopening Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Governor Cuomo has announced that the Mid-Hudson region – which includes Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties – is set to begin Phase Three reopening today, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Phase Three brings the addition of indoor seating for restaurants/food service and personal care industries, including tattoo and piercing facilities, appearance enhancement practitioners, massage therapy, spas, cosmetology, nail specialty, UV and non-UV tanning, and waxing, and low risk youth sports – all of which must operate in accordance with the guidelines established by the State.
It is important for patrons to remember that businesses are made up of people – people with kids, elderly parents, and fears of their own. While we are happy to see many businesses across town welcome us back, we understand that some may not be ready. Please remember to support our local businesses.
Businesses in these industries that are permitted to reopen in Phase Three must develop a written Business Safety Plan and read and affirm industry specific guidelines prior to reopening. Essential businesses that have been operating must also develop a written Business Safety Plan if they have not already done so. The Business Safety Plan does not have to be submitted to a state agency for approval, but it must be retained on the premises of the business and made available to the New York State Department of Health or local health or safety authorities upon inspection. The Phase Three businesses must also adhere to specific industry guidelines established by the State. Industry specific guidance and template Business Safety Plan for Phase Three are available online.