Covid-19 Resources

Put together by The Chamber

Genesee County Resources

Any business or public venue (any place that is not a residence) must either adopt a vaccination policy or all employees, vendors, and customers must wear a mask. New signage is available: Mask Mandate Poster and Proof of Vaccination Poster.  FAQ is available here.

Resources provided by Genesee/Orleans County Health Department and Public Health Director Paul Pettit.

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READY Genesee is designed to help citizens learn how to protect themselves and their families from all types of hazards. The focus of the program is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property.

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Stay up-to-date on the spread of COVID-19 with information on symptoms, prevention, vaccine updates, a map of local cases, and how you can help.

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Resources to help agricultural business members and farms from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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NY Forward provides up-to-date counts of cases in New York State, public health information, and updated guidance for business, schools/childcare, press releases, and prevention information.    

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Offering assistance with creating business plans, financial planning, loan guidance, and more. Free business services made possible by the SBA, the State of New York, and host campuses.

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Learn more about qualifying, filing, and certifying for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Department of Ag and Markets, along with the Department of Health and Department of Labor, are partnering with local health departments, Cornell Cooperative Extension offices, Farm Bureaus, and community health partners in Clinton, Genesee, Orleans, Ulster and Wayne counties to offer free COVID-19 testing to agricultural workers.

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The Chamber held a series of Reopening Webinars with Paul Pettit of the Genesee/Orleans County Health Department, along with other Genesee County officials that can be found on our Youtube page. Here is the most recent webinar from November 2020.

All businesses should have a Covid-19 reopening plan on hand. Please note: the plan does not need to be submitted or approved.

Find a template here.

Any questions about reopening can be sent to the following email address:

This has been the “go-to” email address for questions involving the reopening of the Finger Lakes region.