Today, New York State released information for Phase Two businesses to use as they prepare to reopen. This material includes summary guidelines, detailed guidelines, business safety templates, and a business affirmation form broken down by industry. Visit our website and scroll through the Business Reopening Guidelines page to see all of these documents along with additional materials designed to assist you as you prepare to safely reopen your business.

It is important to note that Niagara County is part of the Western New York Region and the region is hopeful that it will enter Phase Two of the Reopening Plan next week, providing we meet all of the health monitoring metrics. We will alert you when a date to begin Phase Two has been confirmed.

If your business was previously deemed essential and is in an industry sector included in Phase Two you are required to complete and submit a Business Affirmation Form to self-certify that your business meets all of the safety guidelines. Those guidelines should be printed, along with the business affirmation form, and posted at your place of business.
Niagara County Emergency Services still has face masks available for businesses. If you need additional masks, or if you are about to reopen your business and require masks to help you meet safety guidelines email and let them know the name of your business and how many face masks that you require. They will coordinate pick-up with you.
Stay engaged. Continue to look for emails from our office in the coming days and weeks updating you on the latest reopening news and what assistance is available to help you through this difficult time. Our staff is working hard to compile a complete list of guidelines, safety protocols and programs along with webinars and training that is available. To learn more, be sure to visit our website and bookmark it. Once there, look for the COVID-19 tab.
S incerely,

Niagara County Center for Economic Development
(716) 278-8750