“Businesses must go to the NY Forward Website and electronically sign the detailed guidance documents, after they’ve read them for their business type, before they can reopen,” said Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive and CEO of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA). “They also need to complete the business guidance template, print it out, and keep it close at hand at their business location in case of an inspection by the NYS Department of Health, or local health or safety authorities.”
Letter to Business Owners RE: Request for Reopening Plans
This is the letter from Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel to request businesses for reopening plans amid the COVID-19 Crisis.
Memo to Employers of Essential Personnel COVID Testing Criteria
This is a link to the full memo published by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services to make the employers of essential personnel aware of options available to staff who may report symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
News from Governor Cuomo’s Office
This is a link to the PRESSROOM: The Official news from the Office of the Governor.
NYS Department of Labor
The mission of the New York State Department of Labor is to protect workers, assist the unemployed, and connect job seekers to jobs. Please use the links below to access important information during the COVID-19 Crisis.
Empire State Development (ESD)
This page contains quick access to Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) important links for individuals and businesses with commonly asked business-related COVID-19 questions
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
3.30.20 Webisode: COVID-19 Stimulus Details & the Business Impact presented by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership
March 20, 2020: NYS Workforce Reduction Mandate
Mandated 100% Workforce Reduction of Non-Essential Employers is currently in effect. This mandate applies to both profit and non-profit employers. Employers are strongly encouraged to have employees work from home where and when possible.
NYS Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News
This website features up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus and its impacts on New York State. On this website, you will find information about current Executive Orders, business support, cleaning standards, and opportunities to help support New York State.
COVID-19 Preparing for What Comes Next