June 22, 2020 11:30 am

As the COVID-19 metrics continue to show progress, the Southern Tier is preparing to advance to Phase 4.  In anticipation of this stage of reopening, the state continues to release guidance for key categories and activities.


Yesterday, guidance was posted for all types of in-person higher education institutions, including but not limited to community and junior colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, medical schools, and technical schools. Higher education institutions must develop and submit a plan for reopening and operating for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.


Specific guidance can be found at https://forward.ny.gov/phase-four-industries.


In addition, guidance continues to be updated for other statewide activities and gatherings such as beaches, funeral services, day cares, and sports related activities.  Details on each of these and others can be found at https://forward.ny.gov/statewide-guidelines.


The IDA will send out updates as additional Phase 4 information becomes available.