New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool


The Governor’s office has updated it’s NY Forward website to allow businesses to look up their eligibility to reopen and what standards they have to comply with in order to be open. Businesses can search by county and business category (by NAICS code).

Businesses in each region will be able to re-open in phases. Re-opening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities. Essential businesses and business activities that are open, will be able to remain open.

The guidelines accessible via this tool apply to both non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to re-open, and essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open.

Eligibility for reopening will be determined by health metrics for each region.

This tool will help you determine whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, and the public health and safety standards with which your business must comply.

We invite you to follow changes in New York State Executive Orders and Guidance with resources from Manatt’s Albany office: