Essential Workers

Empire State Development has issued guidance regarding which businesses are deemed essential and what non-essential.

The guidance lists sixty-six categories of business that are designated “essential.” It states that the essential business designations, and the staffing restrictions, apply on a location specific business. It also provides that if a business performs both essential and non-essential functions, only those business operations related to the essential services are exempt.

The guidance is available here

The request for waiver form is available here