It is official! The Capital Region is now in phase four of New York State's reopening plan. It has been a very long road since the pause officially began back in March but by working together we have made tremendous progress not just as a region but as a state. Now we are NY Forward.
So far we have been able to enter the phases without too much issue and today is a big day.
What is clear is that phase four will happen in phase itself. Malls, gyms, and movie theaters are not set to open right away during phase four.
What is open for phase four?
The New York State website has some great information on it that explains what the phases mean. These are the industries that are now open.
- Higher Education
- Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
- Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
- Media Production
Here's hoping that as phase four continues we see more of our local businesses open back up and we get back to normal.
Be safe, stay smart.