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Posted on: June 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cayuga County and Central New York Region qualify for Phase 3 reopening

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  • In addition to essential businesses and businesses allowed to reopen in Phases 1 and 2, starting June 12th, businesses in certain sectors are eligible to reopen if they are able to meet the safety guidelines provided by the New York State Department of Health:
    • Restaurants / Food Service
      • Indoor dining at 50% occupancy
    • Personal Care
      • Including tattoo and piercing facilities, appearance enhancement practitioners, massage therapy, spas, cosmetology, nail specialty, UV and non-UV tanning, or waxing
  • Detailed list of all eligible businesses and what they need to do to be able to reopen
  • Garage sales and yard sales are now permissible. Garage and yard sales – as informal events for the sale of used goods by private individuals in residential settings – are permitted to operate so long as sellers ensure that (1) occupancy of the space used for the sale is limited to the number of people who can be safely and appropriate spaced such that each person is at least six feet away from others and, in no case, should the space be occupied by more than

    10 people at any given time, in accordance with Executive Order 202.33, as extended; (2) appropriate face coverings must be used by people in areas or situations where they are likely to come within six feet of another individual, in accordance with Executive Order 202.17, as extended; and (3) adequate hand hygiene supplies (e.g. hand sanitizer) and regular cleaning/disinfection protocols are in place. Sellers may consult the New York Forward safety plan template for additional precautions that they should consider implementing during such sales. 

  • Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders, the following businesses remain closed:
    • Malls, specifically, any indoor common portions of retail shopping malls with 100,000 or more square feet of retail space available for lease; however, any stores located within shopping malls, which have their own external entrances open to the public, separate from the general mall entrance (e.g. strip malls), may open;
    • Large gathering/event venues, including but not limited to establishments that host concerts, conferences, or other in-person performances or presentations in front of an in-person audience;
    • Gyms, fitness centers, and exercise classes, except for remote or streaming services;
    • Video lottery and casino gaming facilities;
    • Movie theaters, except drive-ins; and
    • Places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to, locations with amusement rides, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, family and children’s attractions;
  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force to assist local authorities with enforcement of Executive Orders and restrictions on business operations and activities as well as gatherings during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-833-789-0470.

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