June 11, 2020 12:30 pm

Today during his daily press conference, Governor Cuomo announced that the Southern Tier has been cleared for a Phase Three reopening tomorrow, Friday, June 12.


Phase Three businesses include:


  • All restaurants and food services establishments, including food trucks and other food concession; and
  • 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, or waxing.


Phase Three information can be found at https://forward.ny.gov/phase-three-industries and includes specific industry guidelines for reopening and affirmations that businesses will implement industry specific safety plans.  Businesses must affirm they will follow these guidelines prior to reopening and post the affirmation at their business location.


In addition to the Phase Three reopening, the Governor also announced that municipalities could make their own determination on whether to reopen playgrounds and pools.