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Posted on Mar 20th, 2020

“Essential Business” Guidance

Binghamton Business News

Empire State Development has issued its guidance implementing the Executive Order 202.6 restrictions on non-essential business, and Executive Order 202.7, which increases the required staff reduction for non-essential business to 75%.

The guidance is available here.

The request for waiver form is available here.

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.

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