What about my business?

The State has a helpful website dedicated to re-opening guidance called NY Forward.  Here, you can find information on phased, regional re-opening, industry guidance, as well as a lookup tool to determine which businesses are eligible for re-opening under which circumstances in the region. (Use the business’ NAICS code.) There’s a template form for business safety plans, which both reopening and essential business owners are expected to fill out and keep on the premises, and which must be made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.

For the latest business updates please visit: covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/businesses

Ulster County Department of Economic Development is available and ready to help our local businesses face these challenging times.  Reach out at (845) 340-3556.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces. Procedures and supplies should be in place to encourage proper hand and respiratory hygiene, and to avoid close contact with people who are sick. Encourage people to stay home when they are sick. Employers may discuss opportunities for employees to work at home for a period of time.

In addition, the CDC recommends the following:  “If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19 infection, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The fellow employees should then self-monitor for symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath).”