Policies, Regulations, and Emergency Support Measures
Chamber staff are hard at work to provide the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impacts to the Saranac Lake Area community. This page will offer information, as recent as we can source, regarding new policies, regulations, and emergency support measures. businesses and community updates. This page will get routine updates so be sure to check back in with the Chamber.
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Last updated March 21st, 2020 10:30am
The North Country Is Ready to Reopen!
The Governor announced that the North Country was ready to start the phased reopening process Saturday, May 16th. Phase 1 of that process starts with the following industries. Provided below is each industry and the guidelines for each sector.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
Creating your Required Plan:
Each business will be required to have a Plan for COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness and Response upon reopening. Below is a sample action plan and other resources to help guide your business through this process:
Face Masks for the Public and for Employees
Face Masks or Coverings for ALL
Face Masks or Coverings for Employees
Guidance from NYS Department of Health on Face Coverings for Businesses:
Need Help Sourcing a Reusable Cloth Face Mask for Your Business?
New York State is on PAUSE: Policies that Allow Uniform Safety for Everyone
Are You an Essential Business?
Gov. Cuomo instituted a 100% work from home order for all non-essential businesses. However, ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES are not subject to the in-person restriction. Remember, Essential Businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health. For purposes of Executive Order 202.6, “Essential Business,” means:
NY Paid Sick and Family Leave
New York State Sales Tax
Other New York Actions
Summary of Federal Activities
Federal Paid Sick and Family Leave
Federal Income Tax
SBA Disaster Loans
Major Disaster Declaration
NATIONAL, STATE, and COUNTY RESOURCES
GENERAL PLANNING and PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYERS