COVID-19 Information for Businesses

NY Forward Related Information   

For questions regarding NY Forward, please contact Empire State Development (ESD):


NY Forward - Statewide Guidelines

  • Includes Auto Racing, Child Care and Day Camps, Dentistry, Horse Racing Activities, Lake and Ocean Beaches, Professional Sports Training Facilities, Public Transportation, Religious and Funeral Services, Sports and Recreation
  • NY State Statewide Guidelines

NY Forward – Phase I

  • Includes Construction, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, Higher Education Research 
  • NY State Phase I Guidance Documents 

NY Forward – Phase II

  • Includes Offices, Real Estate, Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail, Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals, Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning, Commercial Building Management, Hair Salons and Barbershops, Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services
  • NY State Phase II Guidance Documents       

NY Forward – Phase III

NY Forward – Phase IV   

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Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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