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Video: Compliance with Interim NYS Safety Guidance

Complying with New York State’s Phased Reopening of Businesses Seth Piccirillo, Senior Manager of Economic Development, provides a step-by-step guide for affirming your business’s understanding of New York State’s Interim COVID-19 Guidance and completion of a business safety plan. Western New York businesses are re-opening in phases, in accordance with

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6.5 COVID-19 Bulletin: Paycheck Protection Program Update

UPDATE: Paycheck Protection Program Congress and President Trump have come together to make significant changes to Paycheck Protection Program loans. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: Extends the loan term from 8 weeks to 24 weeks giving employers more time to rehire employees and qualify for loan forgiveness Lowers the

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6.3 COVID-19 Bulletin: Phase 2 Reopening Expanded

UPDATE: Phase 2 Reopening Expanded Western New York restaurants will be able to open for outdoor dining beginning tomorrow June 4th as part of expanded Phase 2 reopening guidance released by New York State today. WNY was cleared to enter Phase 2 yesterday. Restaurants had been allowed to operate for pick-up/delivery only since New York’s economy

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6.2 COVID-19 Bulletin: Western New York Opens for Phase 2

UPDATE: WNY Cleared for Phase 2 Reopening New York State has cleared Western New York to reopen Phase 2 of our economy.  Phase 2 industries are as follows: Offices Real Estate Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning Commercial Building Management

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5.29 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Phase 2 Guidelines Released

UPDATE: New York State has released guidelines for Phase 2 industries. As of this post, Western New York has not been cleared to reopen Phase 2 industries. There has been no official information released as to when Phase 2 reopening will begin in WNY or any region of New York,

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5.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Reopening Guidance & Safety Plan Template

UPDATE: Reopening Guidance & Safety Plan Template   Buffalo Niagara’s economy took a step forward with the following Phase One industries reopening Tuesday: Construction Manufacturing Retail - Curbside Pickup Wholesale Trade  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting As a reminder, New York State has released detailed guidelines for all Phase One industries.  The guidelines also contain a Business Affirmation Form that allows a

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5/20 Webisode: NYS Reopening Guidelines: HR & Legal Implications

The Partnership hosted a webisode to review reopening guidelines and the safety business plan template. NYS released industry specific guidelines for the reopening of businesses, which include a Business Safety Plan Template. Having a clear and available safety plan will be a critical part of the reopening process for businesses. We heard

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5.18 COVID-19 Bulletin: WNY Phase 1 Businesses Cleared to Reopen

UPDATE: New York State has cleared Western New York to reopen Phase One of our economy tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  Improving health metrics and the identification and training of necessary personnel to achieve the region’s COVID-19 contact tracing objectives have allowed for the reopening. Phase One industries are as

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5.11 COVID-19 Bulletin: WNY Economy Moving Closer to Reopening

Western New York’s economy is moving closer to reopening. Governor Cuomo reported today that WNY has met five of the seven criteria necessary for a phased reopening.  Regions meeting all criteria can begin to reopen on this coming Friday, May 15. As of today, WNY is not eligible because we

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