Fax: 716-773-7190. Congregate services within houses of worship are prohibited. The Empire State Development Corp. is charged with releasing a full list of businesses by 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the order. The state has outlined what types of businesses are essential. By Jessica Baquet & Daniel Shapiro on April 9, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Executive Orders This afternoon, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) issued updated guidance about which businesses are “essential” and, therefore, exempt from Governor Cuomo’s stay-at home Executive Orders 202.6, 202.7, 202.8 and 202.14. Essential health care operations including, 8. Essential health care operations including. Empire State Development Why New York State? Utilities including power generation, fuel supply and transmission. Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories. insurance. 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Empire State Development: Request for Designation as an Essential Business. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Webpage: Local health department contact information can be found at. Please note that ESD’s guidance is subject to change as the State adapts its response to combating COVID-19. Empire State Development maintains a website with clear information and updates on what constitutes an essential business and how businesses can comply correctly. The strategy addresses COVID-19 cluster zones that have cropped up in various areas of New York. research and laboratory services; hospitals gas station) has been deemed exempt and need not submit a request to be designated as an essential business. the construction work is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site. For purposes of Executive Order 202.6, “Essential Business,” shall mean businesses operating in or as: 1. 1859 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 For purposes of Executive Order 202.6, “Essential Business,” shall mean businesses operating in or as: 1. Empire State Development has a long list of industries and occupations that are considered to be "essential," and exempt from the mandate that all employees stay at home. Any business with a pending essential designation request must refer to the updated guidelines for a determination. Pursuant to Executive Order 202.10, all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reasons (e.g. Only organizations and entities that were deemed essential by the Executive Order are exempt from these restrictions. 1. insurance. The mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance. Empire State Development: Submit Your COVID-19-Related Questions. Houses of worship may only be used by individuals and only where appropriate social distancing of, at least, six feet between people can be maintained. As noted above, local governments, including municipalities and school districts, are allowed to continue construction projects at this time as government entities are exempt from these essential business restrictions.