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Essential vs. non-essential: Guidelines in NY on business closures

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Essential vs. non-essential: Guidelines in NY on business closures
Photo caption: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that all non-essential businesses in the state should keep 100 percent of their employees home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Grocery stores are essential and will remain open. Article by WHAM Staff.

(WHAM) – As more cases of novel coronavirus are confirmed across the country, more states are putting tighter restrictions in place to limit the spread of the virus. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that all non-essential businesses in the state should keep 100 percent of their employees home amid the coronavirus pandemic. This will take effect Sunday evening.

So what does it mean to be an essential or non-essential business?

Essential Businesses

The New York State Department of Economic Development, known as Empire State Development, outlined the rules for being designated as an essential business. Businesses that are essential include: […]

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