The information contained herein is rapidly changing as businesses and government continue to address the pandemic which is affecting everyone. On behalf of ADDAPT we encourage you to stay safe, and follow all laws and regulations applicable to your industry.
New York State has issued a number of Executive Orders to address the current health emergency. Links to each are provided for your review.

March 18, 2020:
New York State has issued a number of Executive Orders to address the current health emergency. On March 18, 2020 the order was given that as of March 20 at 8:00 PM, all business and not for profit entities are to use any telecommuting or work from home procedures to the maximum extent possible. Excluded from this order are government entities, municipalities and public schools. Unless otherwise exempted, the in person work force must be reduced by 50%.

March 19, 2020:
On March 19, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order 202.7. This order requires every employer to reduce the in person work force at any work location by 75% by Saturday, March 21, at 8:00 PM.

March 20, 2020:
On March 20, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order 202.8. This order requires every employer to reduce the in person work force at any work location by 100% by Sunday, March 21, at 8:00 PM.

On March 19, 2020, the Executive Order 202.6 addresses what business are “essential businesses”. You are encouraged to review the Governor’s webpage directly for the latest information. New York State Empire State Development Agency posted the following advisory list of “Essential Businesses on its website here: .

Excerpts useful to ADDAPT members identify the following as “Essential Business,” activities under EO 202.6:

For purposes of Executive Order 202.6 and the revisions made thereto, “Essential Business,” means:

1. Essential health care operations including

  • research and laboratory services
  • hospitals
  • walk-in-care health facilities
  • emergency veterinary and livestock services
  • elder care
  • medical wholesale and distribution
  • home health care workers or aides for the elderly
  • doctor and emergency dental
  • nursing homes, or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilities
  • medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers

2. Essential infrastructure including

  • utilities including power generation, fuel supply and transmission
  • public water and wastewater
  • telecommunications and data centers
  • airports/airlines
  • transportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, or for-hire vehicles, garages
  • hotels, and places of accommodation

3. Essential manufacturing including

  • food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverages
  • chemicals
  • medical equipment/instruments
  • pharmaceuticals
  • sanitary products
  • telecommunications
  • microelectronics/semi-conductor
  • agriculture/farms
  • household paper products

4. Essential retail including

  • grocery stores including all food and beverage stores
  • pharmacies
  • convenience stores
  • farmer’s markets
  • gas stations
  • restaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery)
  • hardware and building material stores

5. Essential services including

  • trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal
  • mail and shipping services
  • laundromats
  • building cleaning and maintenance
  • child care services
  • auto repair
  • warehouse/distribution and fulfillment
  • funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries
  • storage for essential businesses
  • animal shelters

6. News media

7. Financial Institutions including

  • banks
  • insurance
  • payroll
  • accounting
  • services related to financial markets

8. Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations including

  • homeless shelters and congregate care facilities
  • food banks
  • human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs; the care, protection, custody and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support

9. Construction including

  • skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers
  • other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes

10. Defense

  • defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government or a contractor to the US government

11. Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses including

  • law enforcement
  • fire prevention and response
  • building code enforcement
  • security
  • emergency management and response
  • building cleaners or janitors
  • general maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor
  • automotive repair
  • disinfection

12. Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services:

  • logistics
  • technology support for online services
  • child care programs and services
  • government owned or leased buildings
  • essential government services

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.
Houses of worship are not ordered closed however it is strongly recommended no congregate services be held and social distance maintained.
Every business is strongly urged to maintain social distance to the extent possible, even if designated essential.
Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function as described above, should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.

Restrictions on requesting designation as an essential business:

  • Any business that only has a single occupant/employee (i.e. gas station) has been deemed exempt and need not submit a request to be designated as an essential business.
  • Businesses ordered to close on Monday, March 15, 2020 under the restrictions on any gathering with 50 or more participants, including but not limited to, bars, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, casinos, auditoriums, concerts, conferences, worship services, sporting events, and physical fitness centers, are presumed to be compliant with NYS issued restrictions and must remain closed and are not eligible for designation as an essential business for purposes of this guidance.

To request designation as an essential business, please go here:


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