Moving New York Forward: Business Reopening

See below for current information

Reopening New York State: A Regional Approach

New York State is allowing non-essential businesses to reopen on a regional and industry-specific basis, as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health. The State's plan focuses on getting New Yorkers back to work—without triggering renewed spread of the COVID-19 virus or overwhelming local hospital systems.

All New York State regions are in the process of reopening in accordance with the New York Forward plan. This page will be updated regularly with additional resources and information.

Essential businesses can continue operating – to check if your business is designated as essential, visit the guidance page here.

For more information, visit the Governor's New York Forward site.

Business Reopening Lookup Tool

The NY Forward Business Reopening Lookup tool will help determine whether your business is able to reopen and the public health and safety standards with which your business must comply.

Industries Eligible for Reopening

See which industries are eligible for reopening through each phase of the New York Forward plan.

Cluster Action Initiative Guidance

Guidance on workforce reductions to address COVID-19 hotspots.

New York Forward: FAQ

Learn more about how the New York Forward reopening plan impacts your business.

Economic Recovery and COVID-19 Loans and Assistance

Important information about economic recovery and COVID-19 loans and resources for New York State small businesses and nonprofits – including an expanded New York Forward Loan fund.