Advice to Employers

To Mask or Not to Mask...

The CDC announced new guidance on mask use and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals, and beginning Wednesday, May 19, New York State and Ontario County will adopt the new guidance. 
For now, until there are more New Yorkers that are fully vaccinated, pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings will continue to follow State's existing COVID-19 health guidelines. 
Thank you to our residents that have worked hard over the past year to keep others safe.  We remind you to please be respectful of those who may still feel safest wearing their mask in public. Business owners can establish policy within the broad framework as they see best. It's a great milestone and yet another incentive to get vaccinated if you haven't already. 
For more on this change in rules, business masking & capacity policy and event rules see: NYSDOH Guidance for Masking and Capacity

(Updated 5/18/2021)


A Gentle Reminder for Businesses

If employees are ill (cough, fever and shortness of breath) they should stay home until they are fully recovered.

Healthcare providers make the decision to test for COVID-19. COVID-19 testing is available at local pharmacies and Urgent Care centers. 

Concern or Question about a business?

If you have a concern or question about a business speak with the business or call the local code enforcement officer. 

YOU are the best defense against COVID-19!

Help to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering (if unvaccinated), wash your hands and cleaning frequently touched surfaces. Best advice: Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19!


(Updated 5/18/2021)

Update on Re-Opening of the Finger Lakes with Brian Young

(Updated 5/6/2020)