June 24, 2020 7:00 am

Good morning:  Overnight, the state released guidance for Phase Four industries in anticipation of a reopening later this week.  The guidance can be found at https://forward.ny.gov/phase-four-industries and allows for the following businesses to operate when the region is permitted to move into Phase Four:


Low-risk Outdoor Arts and Entertainment Activities – The guidance applies to low-risk outdoor arts/entertainment activities, including outdoor zoos, botanical gardens, nature parks, grounds of historic sites and cultural institutions, outdoor museums, outdoor agritourism, local agricultural demonstrations and exhibitions, and other similar institutions/activities.


Low-risk Indoor Arts and Entertainment Activities – This guidance applies to all indoor museums, historical sites, aquariums, and other related institutions or activities.


Media Production – This guidance applies to all activities undertaken in motion picture, music, television, and streaming productions on set, on location, or at any production or recording site.


We expect additional information on specific businesses under each category to be released in the coming days and will update you as soon as possible.