• Long Island, NYS entered Phase 2 of “New York Forward” initiative to re-open
    • Restaurants and other businesses embrace opportunity to return to routine, normal
    • Phase 2 imposes strict guidelines that must be observed in order to remain in compliance
    • CRT experienced in advising your business through the “new normal”

Many business owners emphatically threw their doors open on Wednesday to embrace patrons who have been away for months due to social distancing requirements. As part of the “New York Forward Initiative” announced by Governor Cuomo in late April, Long Island and New York State entered “Phase 2” of the re-opening process, allowing workers in areas in real estate, repair and cleaning services, and most office-based professions to return to their daily work routine after months of Stay At Home orders. Most notably, restaurants were permitted to elevate their services from takeout only to outdoor dining, causing many eager, food lovers to flood the streets beginning as early as lunchtime on Wednesday.

As excitement builds to return to what many dub now as the “new normal”, all business owners should pay careful attention as to what the Governor and NYS government have instituted as strict guidelines to be followed. To highlight just a few:

    • Socially distant workstations, unless other measures are put into place
    • Sneeze guards, plexiglass, etc. in applicable industries
    • Temperature checks, screening questionnaires
    • Occupancy limits
    • Requirement of face masks and other PPE in certain areas
    • Daily cleaning of work stations and high contact, communal areas

As you return to work as a business owner, you already have enough on your plate getting the business operations fully functioning again. At DSJCPA, our in-house CRT can assist you to navigate these new guidelines to ensure your business does not risk causing a new wave of infections while you are laser-focused on resuming profitability.

For more information, please visit the DSJCPA COVID-19 Information Center to Meet the CRT and learn more.


Stephen Jahelka
Chief Business Officer, Disaster Relief Consultant

516-541-6549 | Email

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