State Business Resources

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce provides the following links for businesses to make informed decisions and undertake responsible, fact-based planning for continuity during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Have a question or need support? Send us an email.

View entries or post on the Rochester Chamber Coronavirus/COVID-19 Business Bulletin Board


State Business Resources

New York Forward Phase Two Industry Reopening Guidelines

State Liquor Authority Guidance on Outdoor Expansion of Licensed Premises

Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure

Governor Cuomo Announces Dentists Can Reopen Statewide Monday, June 1

New York Forward Book: A Guide to Reopening New York and Building Back Better

New York Forward Business Reopening Plan Safety Template (Must be Kept on Premises)

Guidance on New York Industries Reopening by Phase

Regional Guidelines for Reopening New York

New York Forward Statewide Guidelines

New York Forward Business Reopening FAQs

Not Sure if Your Business is Eligible to Reopen? Use the New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool

Have a question on individual business or industry reopening? Contact Empire State Development

New York State Department of Health Regional Reopening Criteria Tracker Chart

Executive Order Authorizes Businesses to Deny Entry to Those Not Wearing Face Coverings

Empire State Development: New York Forward Loan Fund

Empire State Development: Business Mentor NY COVID-19 Assistance

Empire State Development: Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction

Empire State Development: Frequently Asked Questions for Determining Whether a Business is Subject to a Workforce Reduction

Empire State Development: Request for Designation as an Essential Business

Empire State Development: COVID-19 Resources

Empire State Development: Submit Your COVID-19-Related Questions

Empire State Development: Guidelines on the Supply and Manufacture of Medical Personal Protective Equipment

New York State Department of Labor: Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

New York State Department of Labor: Shared Work Program Partial Unemployment Insurance Benefits

New York State Department of Labor: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Workers Not Traditionally Eligible

New York Small Business Development Center: COVID-19 Resources

New York Paid Family Leave COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Requiring Masks or Face Coverings in Public

New York State Comptroller Financial Survival Toolkit

New York State Executive Orders

New York State Personal Income Tax and Corporation Tax Deadline Extended to July 15


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