Phase 3 of WNY Reopening is Expected to Happen Next Week
New York State has issued guidance for businesses allowed to reopen under phase three, which is expected to happen next week.
Phase three is expected to begin next week, according to WKBW. Under phase three, businesses such as nail salons, tattoo shops, spas, tanning services, and waxing services. It also includes allowing restaurants to begin serving customers inside. The guidelines for restaurants include reopening at 50 percent of their indoor capacity, all diners over the age of 2 must wear a face covering, and employees must wear face coverings at all times. You can see all of the guidelines for restaurants here.
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Personal care businesses also must operate at 50 percent of their maximum capacity and customer seating must be spaced 6-feet apart. You can see all the personal care business requirements here. Erie County Executive, Mark Poloncarz, tweeted that all businesses reopening under phase three must have a written plan.
“As a former restaurant waitress and cook, I know how important getting indoor dining reopened is to bringing back jobs for many NewYorkers. Our entire small business community has been struggling and patiently awaiting to reopen – we must support them and make sure they have the resources they need to reopen in a smart and safe way." ~ New York Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, via WIVB