Governor Andrew Cuomo said it’s not clear when the second phase of reopening will occur. Even though businesses that are part of it have made announcements, or outlined plans to open this weekend, or early next week.
The Governor said on Thursday that the data from the first phase would be sent to the state’s experts, and a decision would be made thereafter about when it can begin.
However, officials from Von Maur say the Eastview Mall store is preparing to reopen on Monday, June 1st.
“Customers will notice several changes that strictly follow guidelines established by the CDC. Those measures include daily employee health screenings, social distancing, contactless payment, curbside service options, and strict sanitizing and cleaning procedures in common areas and after each customer transaction. Any state-specific guidelines will be adhered to as well,” the company said in a statement.
Despite the uncertainty the store says it’s moving forward. It’s not clear if there will be consequences for that if the region does not get the green light to reopen.
“Customers are encouraged to refer to our website for more detailed information as it relates to temporary measures we have in place to ensure the safety of customers and employees. These measures will remain in place for the foreseeable future,” the statement continued.
Professional services, finances and insurance, retail, administrative support, real estate/rental leasing, and salons are part of phase two. Restaurants are part of phase three, but some are considering outdoor seating to get around regulations.