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Phase 3 Reopening Set to Begin in Westchester

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- On Tuesday, June 23, Westchester entered Phase 3 reopening stage under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY Forward reopening plan, as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 epidemic. Businesses eligible to begin reopening in Phase 3 are:

Food services Personal care Food services include restaurants, food trucks and other food concessions, many of which had been eligible for takeout and outdoor dining services previously. The state has a number of mandatory guidelines and best practices outlined for restaurants that are reopening. These include: a limit of 50% maximum indoor patron capacity; separation of a minimum of six feet between tables or physical barriers erected between tables; employees must wear face coverings at all times; patrons must wear face coverings except when seated; and more. For details see: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Food_Services_Summary_Guidelines.pdf Personal care businesses include tattoo and piercing facilities, appearance enhancement practitioners, massage therapy, spas, cosmetology, nail salons, UV and non-UV tanning, and waxing. Similar guidelines, including capacity restrictions, distancing requirements and face covering requirements apply. For details see: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Personal_Care_Summary_Guidelines.pdf As with prior reopening stages, each reopening business must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. Safety Plan templates and further information regarding Phase 3 repoening can be found at https://forward.ny.gov/phase-three-industries. For more information and guidance about the New York State phased reopening plan, please visit https://forward.ny.gov.

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