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xAttention Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants: New York Business Express and the NYS100 registration application is only for New York State employers to use to register for UI coverage for their employees. To file a personal claim for UI, you must go online to . Read more about how to file a claim and see a step-by-step guide to online filing.


Industries in each region will reopen in phases. Reopening refers to allowing non-essential businesses and business activities to resume in-person operations. Eligibility for reopening will be determined by health metrics for each region

Essential businesses and business activities that are open may remain open statewide. New York State is also permitting certain commercial and recreational activities to reopen statewide with restrictions.

By entering their region and business type, businesses should be able to:

  1. Determine your eligibility to reopen, including any special restrictions that may apply;
  2. For both essential businesses and non-essential businesses allowed to reopen, be directed to review industry-specific public health and safety guidelines, if applicable, and, where any guidelines exist, be directed to submit an affirmation form for having reviewed and understood such guidelines; and
  3. Be directed to complete a business safety plan to outline how your workplaces will prevent the spread of COVID-19, either by direct link from this wizard or, where industry-specific guidelines apply, as linked to after you submit the affirmation form.

To access this information, please click on the “Get Started” button below: