Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines & Requirements
from New York State

Preparing Greene County for the State’s Phased Reopening

Greene County is part of the Capital Region which has met the 7 required reopening metrics – View Current Status

Phase 1 Guidance
Phase 2 Guidance

As of May 29, all regions of the state except New York City are in Phase 1 of reopening, and Phase 2 is due to start soon in multiple regions. Greene County is preparing to enter Phase 2 as soon as June 3.

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders, the following businesses remain closed:

  • Malls
  • Dine-in and on-premise restaurant or bar service
  • Large gathering/event venues
  • Gyms, fitness centers, and exercise classes (except for remote or streaming services)
  • Video lottery and casino gaming facilities
  • Movie theaters (except drive-ins)
  • Places of public amusement

For help determining whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, use the reopen lookup tool.

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Guidance for Phase 2 Businesses

Businesses in the following categories should follow the links below to prepare for reopening safely under the NYS requirements:

Real Estate
In-Store Retail
Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals
Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning
Commercial Building Management
Hair Salons and Barbershops

In-Store Retail

This guidance applies to essential businesses open now, as well as to businesses that open in phase 2.

In-Store Retail Requirements from NYS

Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals

Vehicle Sales, Leases, & Rentals Guidance from NYS

Guidance for Phase 1 Businesses

Businesses in the following categories should follow the links below to prepare for reopening safely under the NYS requirements:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
Retail Trade (Limited to Curbside or In-Store Pickup/Drop-off)
Wholesale Trade

Construction Businesses

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Building Finishing Contractors
  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
  • Land Subdivision
  • Nonresidential Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Utility System Construction

Construction Requirements from NYS

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

  • Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production
  • Other Animal Production
  • Other Crop Production
  • Support Activities for Animal Production
  • Support Activities for Crop Production
  • Support Activities for Forestry

Agriculture Requirements from NYS

Retail Businesses

Phase One includes delivery, curbside, and in-store pickup service only for the following businesses:

  • Clothing Stores
  • Direct Selling Establishments
  • Electronics and Appliance Stores
  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores
  • Florists
  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Health and Personal Care Stores
  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
  • Used Merchandise Stores
  • Shoe Stores
  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers

Retail Requirements from NYS


  • Apparel Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
  • Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
  • Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
  • Printing and Related Support Activities
  • Textile Mills
  • Textile Product Mills
  • Wood Product Manufacturing
  • Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing

Manufacturing Requirements from NYS

Wholesale Trade

  • Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
  • Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
  • Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
  • Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
  • Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

Wholesale Requirements from NYS