Businesses are required to go online to the New York State Forward website and take these steps:
- View the Summary Guidelines for your Industry.
- Read and Affirm the Detailed Guidelines.
- Print and Complete the Business Safety Plan.
These affirmations must be submitted online before you reopen as part of your respective Phase.
The NYS Forward website provides Business Safety Plan templates which must be completed and on file before you reopen. These Safety Plans DO NOT need to be submitted to any New York State Department but must be retained on the premises of your business in the event on an inspection.
For help determining whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, use the reopen lookup tool here: https://www.businessexpress.ny.gov/app/nyforward
The Rockland County Department of Economic Development and Tourism is available to answer any specific questions you may have at 845-364-2170 and has information available at the COVID-19 Business Resource page: https://rocklandgov.com/covid-19-resources-for-business-and-nonprofits/