Reopening Resources - NY and Oneida County

Moving New York Forward

The New York Forward website provides comprehensive information and helpful resources outlining the regionally and industry-based reopening process.

Business owners must read the detailed guidelines for their industries and provide their DIGITAL SIGNATURE affirming they have read and understand the document. Businesses that are operating now as essential businesses still need to read and affirm their guidance and print/utilize the SAFETY PLAN template (pdf). Reopening business must develop a written SAFETY PLAN template (pdf) outlining how their workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A business may fill out this template to fulfill the requirement or may develop its own safety plan.

The plan does not need to be submitted to a state agency for approval, but must be retained on the premises of the business and must be made available to the NY State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection. Business owners should refer to the State's industry-specific guidance for more information on how to safely operate.

NY Forward website will be updated with additional information as it becomes available. We encourage you to check that site for further guidance and details.

NY Forward Website
NY Forward Reopening Guide (pdf)
NY Forward Phase I Industries

Restart Oneida County

Oneida County has developed guidelines and resources to help businesses provide safe workplaces for their employees and customers as they come back online.

For questions pertaining to how to reopen your business using the Oneida County Toolkit email:

Mohawk Valley EDGE

UIDC Small Business COVID-19 Loan Program
The objective of the Utica Industrial Development Corporation (UIDC) COVID-19 Loan Program (the “Program”) is to help existing companies in Oneida and Herkimer Counties keep existing jobs and maintain overall viability during and immediately after the Coronavirus global pandemic. This program will assist businesses in covering rental and utility costs, as well as short-term working capital needs, while much of the economy is shut down or beginning to reopen with operational limitations still in place.


Content shared from the Utica Chamber of Commerce / Mohawk Valley EDGE

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