A screen shot of the governor's press conference on Wednesday, March 18.
The state Department of Economic Development released guidelines as to what is considered an “essential business” and is exempt from the governor’s mandate to make every employee work from home.
Basically, business or entities are broken into 12 categories that operate or provide both essential and non-essential services, supplies or support, only those lines and/or business operations that are necessary to support the essential services, supplies, or support are exempt from the restrictions.
According to the NYSED they are:
If the function of your business is not listed above, but you believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, you may request designation as an essential business.
To request designation as an essential business, please click here.
Restrictions on requesting designation as an essential business:
For Guidance on cleaning and disinfection of facilities, refer to the New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID -19 at http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/docs/cleaning_guidance _general_building.pdf.