Covid-19 Update & Resources
Overview: Reopening in Phases
Phase 4 Guidelines
The guidelines below apply to non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to reopen, essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open, and commercial and recreational activities that have been permitted to operate statewide with restrictions. If guidance has not yet been published for your specific industry, but you are permitted to reopen, please refer to the NY Forward Safety Plan template.
Eligibility for reopening will be determined by health metrics for each region.
Phase Four: Open June 26, 2020
-Low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment
-Film and TV production
-Professional sports without fans
Phase Three: Open
-Restaurants / Food Services
Phase Two: Open-Professional Services
-Real Estate / Rental & Leasing
Phase One: Opened May 15th Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York are allowed to reopen
-Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
-Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
For help determining whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, use the reopen lookup tool. Link: https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase
Oneida County Impacted Business Survey
Oneida County, in collaboration with Mohawk Valley EDGE, the Utica Chamber of Commerce, the Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Genesis Group and Oneida County Tourism, is conducting a survey to identify and assess the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), on Oneida County businesses.
Click here for the survey.
Resource Tool Kit
Health & Safety Resources:
Oneida County Department of Health
Small Business Resources:
Small Business Administration
NYS Department of Labor - Unemployment
Travel Industry Resources:
I LOVE NY Coronavirus Resources for Travelers