Empire State Development has issued guidance regarding which businesses are deemed essential and what non-essential.
The guidance lists sixty-six categories of business that are designated “essential.” It states that the essential business designations, and the staffing restrictions, apply on a location specific business. It also provides that if a business performs both essential and non-essential functions, only those business operations related to the essential services are exempt.
- Executive order and essential business listings (updated 3/27/2020)
- The guidance is available here
- The request for waiver form is available here
- Frequently asked questions for determining if you are an ESSENTIAL or NON-ESSENTIAL business
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