FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE VISIT https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026
GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IS SUBJECT TO A WORKFORCE REDUCTION UNDER RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS
(enacted to address the COVID-19 Outbreak)
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions here.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OR ENTITIES, including any for-profit or non-profit, regardless of the nature of the service, the function they perform, or its corporate or entity structure, are not subject to the in-person restriction. Essential Businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health (DOH) and every business, even if essential, is strongly urged to maintain social distancing measures to the extent possible.
If the function of your business is not listed [in the link], but you believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, you may request designation as an essential business.
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Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function, should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.
To request designation as an essential business, please click here.
For Guidance on cleaning and disinfection of facilities, refer to the New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID -19 at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/cleaning_guidance_general_building.pdf.
For further information: New York State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Webpage https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
Local health department contact information can be found at: https://www.health.ny.gov/contact/contact_information/index.htm