Today the Western New York region, which includes Niagara County, entered Phase Three of the NYS Reopening Plan. This includes businesses in the following industry sectors, all restaurants and food services, food trucks and other food concessions along with personal care including non-hair-related personal care businesses and services, such as tattoo and piercing facilities, appearance enhancement practitioners, massage therapy, spas, cosmetology, nail specialty, UV and non-UV tanning, or waxing.
In order to open, businesses need to have established a safety plan, which includes guidelines and safety protocols designed to protect their employees and customers. These guidelines need to be printed and displayed onsite. Businesses also have to self-certify their safely plan by filling out and submitting the NYS Business Affirmation Form. All of these documents are organized by reopening phase and industry sector and can be found
It is important to note that if you own a food service establishment and submitted the Business Affirmation Form for outdoor dining, you must resubmit a new form to self-certify that you have updated your safety plan to reflect indoor dining, and post that along with your complete safety plan at your business location.
Wondering when your business can open?