Gov. Cuomo Allows Phase II After All

May 29, 2020

From Steuben County:

BATH – The Southern Tier Region, which includes Steuben County, starts Phase Two today.

Phase Two businesses permitted to reopen include:
• Office-Based Work
• Hair Salons & Barber Shops
• Real Estate Services
• Commercial Building Management
• Essential and Phase II Retail – In-Store Sales
• Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals
• Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning
“As we expected, today we transition to Phase Two of reopening in Steuben and the Southern Tier region,” said County Manager Jack Wheeler. “We will continue to strongly advocate for our local businesses and demand that specific guidance be released by the state well in advance of the next phase. There is absolutely no need for this lack of communication from Albany; it must be more transparent going forward.”

Guidance for Phase Two businesses can be found at To reopen, businesses must review the guidance, their industry’s business safety template, and affirm via an online form that they have implemented the measures outlined.