Coronavirus Resources

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.

NY Forward Business Re-Open Lookup Tool

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
-Higher education
-Professional sports without fans

Phase Three: Open
-Restaurants / Food Services

Phase Two: Open
-Professional Services
-Administrative Support
-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)
-Wholesale Trade

For help determining whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, use the reopen lookup tool. Link:

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.

Your individual responses will remain confidential and data collected and disseminated will be aggregated. Information will be used to assist in helping to mitigate the impacts to our economy and to connect your business with the quickly evolving tools and resources you need during this challenging time.

Click here for the survey. 


Resource Tool Kit

Health & Safety Resources:
Oneida County Department of Health

New York State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Small Business Resources:
Small Business Administration 

NYS Small Business Development Center

NYS Attorney General

NYS Department of Labor - Unemployment

NYS Workers' Compensation Board

US Department of Labor

Travel Industry Resources:
I LOVE NY Coronavirus Resources for Travelers

US Travel Association

Destinations International