New York Permits Gyms, “Low-Risk” Arts & Entertainment, Amusement Parks, Gaming Sites, Malls And Restaurants To Reopen With Restrictions – Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment

New York Permits Gyms, “Low-Risk” Arts &
Entertainment, Amusement Parks, Gaming Sites, Malls and Restaurants
to Reopen With Restrictions

Here’s an update on Governor Cuomo’s four-phase New York
Forward Plan1 to gradually permit businesses to reopen
by region in New York State.  

Background. To recap, the four phases of the NY Forward Plan
prioritized “businesses considered to have a greater economic
impact and inherently low risks of infection for the workers and
customers, followed by other businesses considered to have less
economic impact, and those that present a higher risk of infection
spread.2” Phase Four businesses (deemed to have a
higher risk of infection) include3:

  • Higher Education

  • Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools

  • Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment4

  • Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment5

  • Media Production

  • Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans

  • Malls
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