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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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5/6 Webisode: WNY Impact Survey Results

The Partnership hosted a webisode to release the results of the WNY Impact Survey conducted in April. The information gathered from the survey will be essential to better understanding how the public and private sectors can work together to address potential gaps in available resources now and during the inevitable

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5.4 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Reopening Plans & New Testing Locations

NYS Reopening Plans & New Testing Locations UPDATE: Governor Cuomo Adds More Detail to Regional Reopening Plan A region would need to meet certain criteria related to testing, hospitalization and healthcare capacity to be eligible for a phased reopening beginning May 15.  The reopening would be based on the following

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