Westchester Enters Phase 2: What You Need to Know

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This week, marked an exciting moment for Westchester residents as we entered Phase 2 of the Governor’s reopening plans. Outdoor dining is bustling and some salons have waitlists until July. And while we are all eager and ready to get out there and visit our local businesses, it’s also important to note that COVID-19 is still out there, so please be sure to research and follow all the new guidelines of your favorite local business before you visit.

This includes wearing masks, maintaining social distance (with other parties) and making reservations. This also includes staying home if you are sick or anyone in your household has been sick and please get tested at one of the nearby testing facilities if you do feel ill.

The following businesses are open for Phase 2:

Salons/Barber Shops


Commercial Building Management

Car sales, leases, and rentals

Retail repair, repair and cleaning

Essential and phase 2 in-store retail

Real Estate

Outdoor dining

For additional information about Phase 2, please visit: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries

Additionally, Westchester County Executive George Latimar also announced that some Westchester County Day Camps can open for the summer with some safety modifications.

Starting on July 7th, the following outdoor camps can open:

Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains

Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers 

Marshlands Conservancy, Rye,

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a new family camp option

Children’s Hole-in-One Golf Camps

Registration for summer camp starts on June 15th at 2 pm at https://parks.westchestergov.com/activities/childrens-camps