ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES EXEMPT FROM WORKFORCE REDUCTIONS

Below is the essential list of common Schuyler County Businesses Exempt from Mandatory Workforce Reductions. For a complete list visit. https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026. If your business is part of an exempt industry/function on the essential list – or if any part of your business provides service to an essential industry – then you are already exempt and do NOT need to submit an application.

If you are business is not on the exemption list yo may request an exemption designation. To request an exemption designation complete the Request for Designation Form and email to covid19designations@esd.ny.gov.

If you have any questions regarding your exemption status, please call SCOPED at 607-535-6861 prior to completing the Request for Designation Form.

1. Essential health care operations including

  • hospitals
  • walk-in-care health facilities
  • emergency veterinary and livestock services
  • elder care
  • home health care workers or aides
  • doctor and emergency dental
  • nursing homes
  • medical supplies and equipment providers

2. Essential infrastructure including

  • utilities including power generation, fuel supply and transmission
  • public water and wastewater
  • hotels, and places of accommodation

3. Essential manufacturing including

  • food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverages
  • chemicals
  • sanitary products
  • agriculture/farms
  • household paper products

4. Essential retail including

  • grocery stores
  • pharmacies
  • convenience stores
  • farmer’s markets
  • gas stations
  • restaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery)
  • hardware and building material stores

5. Essential services including

  • trash and recycling
  • mail and shipping services
  • laundromats
  • building cleaning and maintenance
  • child care services
  • auto repair
  • warehouse/distribution
  • funeral homes
  • animal shelters

6. News media

7. Financial Institutions including

  • banks
  • insurance
  • payroll
  • accounting

8. Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations including

  • food banks
  • human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed programs

9. Construction including

  • skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers
  • other related construction firms

10. Defense

  • defense and national security

11. Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses including

  • law enforcement
  • fire prevention and response
  • building code enforcement
  • security
  • emergency management and response
  • building cleaners or janitors
  • general maintenance
  • automotive repair
  • disinfection

12. Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services:

  • logistics
  • technology support for online services
  • child care programs and services
  • government owned or leased buildings
  • essential government services

 

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