Vaccinations are now happening across the state. NYS has published their strategy, following CDC guidelines, on how the vaccines will be distributed. This distribution plan has been quickly changing as more distribution centers and networks open and more vaccines become available. For the most updated plan on who is eligible, how and where to get vaccinated, click HERE.
The State has instituted a Micro-Cluster strategy in it's continued approach to managing the NY Forward initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic. This strategy is intended to avoid statewide shutdowns during spikes in positive cases. Click the links below for details;
Below are links to the official Reopening Guidelines for our industry by NYS.
Reopening Guidelines for Barbershops & Hair Salons can be found here;
Reopening Guidelines for Personal Services - Estheticians, Tattoo & Piercing, Appearance Enhancement Practitioners, Massage Therapy, Spas, Cosmetology, Nail Specialty, UV and Non-UV Tanning and Waxing can be found here; **Updated Sept. 3 to allow "Under the mask services" with restrictions and added protocols!
Reopening Guidelines for Media Production can be found here;
Follow the prompts to read the specific guidelines. At the end of the Detailed Guidelines, you will need to click the link to confirm that you read and understand your obligation to operate within the accordance of these guidelines and submit the form.
In order to remain open, we all need to follow the guidelines and reduce the risk of spread.
You can also call 1-833-789-0470.
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You will find all the official news releases, Executive Orders and updates from the Governor's office, Empire State Development and the NYS Dept. of State Division of Licensing Services by clicking on the links below.
There are many financial resources and programs available to help us all through this difficult time. We've listed links to the most common options available here.
There are also several resources available to learn the latest on COVID19 as well as some free webinars you can take to better prepare for providing a safe environment for your staff and clients when we reopen.
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