June 26, 2020
NEW YORK—Today, Mayor de Blasio announced additional guidance and assistance for businesses that can re-open in Phase 3, including personal care services and indoor dining. Because of the hard work of New Yorkers in flattening the curve and following health guidance, Phase 3 is projected to begin on July 6th. To protect workers and help businesses safely enter Phase 3, the City will also distribute an additional 2.5 million face coverings to businesses citywide.
"New Yorkers have shown incredible resilience during this crisis, and it’s because of their hard work that we are on track for Phase 3 on July 6th," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "We are offering businesses across the City assistance so they can re-open safely and get New Yorkers back to work."
HELP FOR WORKERS AND BUSINESSES
Guidelines for businesses reopening can be found here. Questions concerning reopening procedures should be directed to the City’s Small Business Services hotline at 888-SBS-4NYC. Over 17,000 calls have been made to the hotline so far.
SBS has already distributed five million face coverings to business, and will continue to distribute 2.5 million more. If you are a small business with fewer than 100 employees looking to secure free face coverings for your employees, find a distribution site here.
Workers can call the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection at 311 or 1-212-436-0381 with questions about reopening, health and safety guidelines for the workplace, or to report an employer that is not following reopening requirements.