Below are updates and resources for businesses, employers, and employees.

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Update for Friday, June 5, 2020

  • Updated guidance has been released on what businesses are considered essential. It can be found HERE.
  • The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released guidance on how to conduct a graduation ceremony. Schools should still consult with their local DOH while planning. The guidance can be found HERE.
  • Restaurants have been given further guidance and a Q&A on serving alcohol outside. The New York State Liquor Authority has placed the updated information HERE.
  • The state has released guidelines on how professional sports teams and their affiliated training facilities can operate. This does not include gyms or fitness centers open to the public. The guidelines can be found HERE.

If you have any questions regarding the information in this notification or any other business related concerns and suggestions, please email Please do NOT contact elected officials regarding information in this email as they are currently inundated with handling the government response to this crisis. This network was created to help coordinate responses and share the burden, and we ask that you please contact us with any questions or concerns so our elected officials can focus on their task at hand. Thank you for your continued support through this time.

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