Phase 1 - Preparing to Re-Open

We have received important links from NYS regarding Re-Opening information.  At this time we only have details on PHASE 1.  Please see below:

While the WNY region has not yet been cleared for re-opening, our businesses should begin to consult the resources on and use them to prepare for reopening.

The following resources are now available for Phase 1 businesses to prepare for opening:
Industry specific reopening guidelines for employers and employees;
A document which employers must read and affirm, acknowledging the reviewed the detailed guidelines; and
A printable business safety plan template that businesses should use to develop their safety plan for reopening.

Note: Businesses will not be required to submit these for approval, but these plans must be retained on the premises of the business and must made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.

In addition, businesses that are operating now as essential businesses will need to read and affirm their guidance and print/utilize the safety plan template. - Frequently Asked Questions regarding NY Forward and Business Reopening.

NYS Regional Montoring LINK:

New York State has prepared a document on NY Forward - a reopening guide to help describe the phases.  ReStart Niagara is working on these phases for our county and what that process entails.  Here is the LINK to NY FORWARD REOPENING GUIDE