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May 1, 2020
Advisory Board Formed for Business Reopening

Governor Cuomo recently announced the creation of the 'New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board' to help guide the state's re-opening strategy. The advisory board will be chaired by former Secretaries to the Governor Steve Cohen and Bill Mulrow and includes over 100 business, community and civic leaders including Heather Briccetti, President & CEO of The Business Council.
Additional Guidelines for Phased Reopening Plan Revealed
On April 28, Governor Cuomo outlined additional details on a phased in business reopening plan for New York State. A 12 point guideline for businesses to follow was revealed.
Local Implementation of the Additional Guidelines for Phased Plan to Reopen New York

  1. CDC Guidelines: Based on CDC recommendations, once a region experiences a 14-day decline in the hospitalization rate they may begin a phased re-opening.
  2. Industries: Businesses in each region will re-open in phases.

Phase one will include opening construction and manufacturing functions with low risk. 

Phase two will open certain industries based on priority and risk level. 

Businesses considered "more essential" with inherent low risks of infection in the workplace and to customers will be prioritized, followed by other businesses considered "less essential" or those that present a higher risk of infection spread. 

Regions must not open attractions or businesses that would draw a large number of visitors from outside the local area.

  1. Business Precautions: Each business and industry must have a plan to protect employees and consumers, make the physical work space safer and implement processes that lower risk of infection in the business.
  2. Building Health Care Capacity: To maintain the phased re-opening plan, each region must have at least 30 percent of hospital beds and ICU beds available after elective surgeries resume.


FRIDAY, MAY 8th - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Re-Imaging Tourism: Where we are, where we're headed and how to get there!
Bob Provost, New York State Tourism Industry Association
Kristy Kennedy, A dirondack Coast Visitors Bureau
The North Country Chamber of Commerce and Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau are committed to helping you and your employees get back to work! Our Lunch & Learn sessions cover topics critical to a successful “restart”.
We encourage you to support one of our amazing member restaurants who have worked hard to stay open during this challenging time for our community. Order take-out or delivery and enjoy lunch while you learn…get it, Lunch and Learn?! The webinar is free, but lunch is on you. 
Hear from industry expert Bob Provost, CEO/President of New York State Tourism Industry Association, as he discusses current statistics, projections, strategies and insights on how to navigate the journey to the Post-COVID-19 world. 
There are no easy answers. Inspiration, insight, innovation and initiative are what you'll require to shape your future instead of letting your future shape you.  Learn about the “Tsunami Mentality” and how to ride the wave of change.
We’ll also discuss:
·      How to get in front of your messaging
·      How to meet the new needs of travelers
·      And what to anticipate as we move forward

**Unemployment Insurance**
Filing for Unemployment Insurance

Extended telephone filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday, 8am to 7:30pm.
Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Saturday, 7:30am to 8:00pm.

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