phase one reopening

Westchester County began its Phase One Reopening on Tuesday, March 26. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the county is on track to meet all seven metrics. The first phase includes reopening of the following businesses and industries: construction, manufacturing and wholesale supply chain, retail for curbside pickup and drop-off, or in-store (see above photo for Sportech in Rye Ridge Plaza), and agriculture, forestry and fishing.

For details on the phases of reopening, click here.

Below is a list of the categories of retail businesses now allowed curbside and in-store pickup:

  • Clothing Stores
  • Direct Selling Establishments
  • Electronics and Appliance Stores
  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores
  • Florists
  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Health and Personal Care Stores
  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
  • Used Merchandise Stores
  • Shoe Stores
  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers

New York State is now also searching for people to fill three types of jobs: Contact Tracers, Team Supervisors and Community Support Specialists. Visit this website to learn more and to apply.

  • Contact Tracers are responsible for reaching out to the contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to assess symptoms, ensure quarantine compliance and determine social support needs.
  • Team Supervisors lead a team of 20 Contact Tracers, and one Community Support Specialist who are working remotely, using digital tools.
  • Community Support Specialists work with the team and the local health departments to address the physical/mental health, and social/human service needs of each family, especially for those who are in isolation or under quarantine.
New York State plans to hire a team of 6,400 to 17,000 staff, to support the New York State Department of Health and local health departments in performing contact tracing in communities across the state. The final number of staff will also depend on the projected total number of COVID-19 cases.
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