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 Four reopening today, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Phase Four brings the addition of higher education, low-risk outdoor arts & entertainment, low-risk indoor arts & entertainment, media production, and professional sports competitions with no fans – all of which must operate in accordance with the guidelines established by the State

Businesses in these industries that are permitted to reopen in Phase Four 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 Four businesses must also adhere to specific industry guidelines established by the State. Industry specific guidance and template Business Safety Plan for Phase Four are available online. The Detailed Guidelines for each Phase Four industry provide more specific information about the types of uses included in each category. 

The Town of Ossining has developed a permit process by which eating and drinking establishments in the Unincorporated Town can temporarily expand their operations to include outdoor dining. To learn more, please send an email with the name and address of your business to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Town of Ossining is also happy to announce that certain park amenities, specifically ball fields and the Spray Park at Louis Engel Park, have re-opened as of Monday, July 6. Pavilion and picnic area rentals have also opened for private events starting Saturday, July 11, with limits on the numbers of attendees allowed. Please be respectful of new protocols put in place to help ensure the safety of park users, and please wear a mask or face covering when out in public.

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