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FAQ: How Long Island's economy is reopening

Main Street in Northport on April 28. The

Main Street in Northport on April 28. The Shipwreck Diner, pictured, begins take-out service later this week. Credit: Danielle Silverman

After more than two months of a forced shutdown, the first phase of Long Island's reopening began Wednesday, May 27. Nonessential businesses will reopen in phases, with specific guidelines and heightened protocols for companies and customers. Here are some of the essential questions and answers.

So which businesses reopened Wednesday?

What are the protocols for these Phase 1 businesses?

How did we get to this point?

So what would open in Phases 2, 3 and 4?

How long will it take to get from Phase 1 to Phase 2?

How did the state decide which businesses should reopen first?

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