NEW YORK (WABC) -- The economies of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are slowly coming back online as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes.
Here's a look at what types of businesses across the Tri-State area are eligible to reopen or were considered essential and allowed to say open.
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New York is reopening regionally as sections of the state meet certain metrics to allow for a phased restart.
The Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier, Western New York, Capital, Mid-Hudson, Long Island, and New York City regions are in Phase 4.
The state has set-up a regional monitoring dashboard.
Subway and Bus
Subways in New York City have returned to regular weekday service, but the overnight 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. subway closures remain in effect. Buses are also back on regular weekday service in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
LIRR and Metro North
As reopening across New York continues and enters different phases, LIRR and Metro-North are making adjustments to service.
New York state parks and beaches have been open for weeks, while New York City beaches reopened on Wednesday, July 1. Many beaches outside New York City are restricting access to residents only, so be sure to check before traveling to a particular beach.
Campgrounds, RV parks
Campgrounds and RV parks are open, as are all veterinary practices.
In the state of New York, the following categories of businesses were considered essential and never closed:
For updates, visit Coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
New Jersey is currently in Stage 2 of a three-stage reopening plan, though Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order on June 9 lifting the stay-at-home order and expanding the size of allowable gatherings.
Phased-in businesses include:
--Churches open at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less. Face coverings and social distancing required.
--Restaurants and bars for in-person, outdoor dining. Tables must be six feet apart and other safety and sanitization protocols must be followed. Indoor dining has been delayed.
--Non-essential in-person retail, with stores limited to 50% of approved capacity. Customers and employees must wear face coverings and areas used by employees must be regularly sanitized.
--Motor Vehicle Commission drop-off and pick-up services.
--Child care centers
--Libraries for curbside pickup.
--State and county parks, non-essential construction, curbside retail, drive-in activities, beaches, and elective surgeries.
--Car and motorcycle dealers along with bike shops for in-person sales
--Beauty salons and barbershops
--Day and medical spas
--Hair braiding shops
--Campgrounds at state parks and forests
--Non-contact organized sports
--Amusement and water parks
In the state of New Jersey, the following categories of businesses were considered essential and never closed:
For updates, visit NJ.gov.
Connecticut is in Phase 2 of a four-phased plan to reopen. Phase 3 has been delayed.
Phase 2 includes the following sectors:
--Indoor museums, zoos, and aquariums
--Indoor recreation (e.g. bowling, movie theaters, etc.)
--Personal services (nail salons, tattoo parlors, etc.)
--Sports and fitness facilities (gyms, fitness centers, pools, etc.)
Connecticut state parks that feature beaches along the state's shoreline are open, though with capacity limitations. Visitors are advised to follow social distancing guidelines.
The Department of Economic and Community Development will continue to issue a list of business types permitted to reopen, which may be amended from time to time and shall be incorporated in the Sector Rules. Connecticut also launched a resource guide for small businesses.
Outdoor recreation activities are defined as the following:
--Equestrian (subject to Dept. of Agriculture guidance)
--Boat Tours (subject to 5 passengers)
--Charter Fishing (subject to 5 passengers)
--Sport Fishing (subject to 5 passengers)
--Go Kart Race Tracks, practice only (bring your own, no rentals)
--1:1 Training, outdoors maintain 6 feet
--Race Tracks (practice only, no spectators)
--Campgrounds (subject to DPH rules)
--Outdoor Shooting Range
--Kayaking, Sailing, Canoeing and Stand-up Paddleboarding
--Dirt Biking (practice only)
The following businesses were considered essential and never shut down:
For updates, please visit portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus.
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