COVID-19: Preparing for Phase 3 in NY; CDC Guidance for Office Buildings

Preparing for Phase 3 of New York Reopening

• The State has released guidance in preparation for Phase 3 of reopening, under which the Food Services and Personal Care industries will be allowed to begin reopening
• “Food Services” includes restaurants and food service establishments, including food trucks and other food concessions
o Interim guidance from New York for outdoor and take-out/delivery food services during the COVID-19 public health emergency is available here:
• “Personal Care” guidance applies to non-hair related personal care businesses and services, including tattoo and piercing facilities, appearance enhancement practitioners, massage therapy, spas, cosmetology, nail specialty, UV and non-UV tanning, and waxing
o Interim guidance for hair salons and barbershops was previously published by the State on May 28, 2020 and is available here:
• For the Food Service and Personal Care industries, Summary Guidelines, Business Safety Plan Templates, and the Business Reopen Lookup Tool are all available here:

CDC Guidance for Office Buildings
• The CDC has published the “COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings” guidance, which is available here:
• Please note that all New York businesses must adhere to the New York specific guidelines, available here:

The Attorneys at Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP are available to provide advice and counsel concerning matters related to COVID-19.


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