COVID-19 Updates and Public Messages

Phase 2 overview

Phase 2 of UnPause NY

Looking for more information on the Phase 2 of UnPause? 

Visit the New York Forward website: Click here 

Visit Ontario County Public Health’s, Advice to Employers page: Click here

Barbershop or a hair salons we have asked for NYS for clarification about COVID testing and we will share it with you as soon as we receive it.  

(updated 5/29/2020)

Questions Answers 5 21-1

Questions about the regional reopening, nursing home testing or face coverings? 

Take a moment to watch Brian Young and Mary Beer discuss these items and more.

*This video was taped on the morning of 5/14. COVID data changes constantly. The COVID data released at 4:30 pm does not match the data discussed in this video.

(Updated 5/15/2020)

Questions About Reopening Ontario County?

Ontario County is part of the Finger Lakes Region per the New York State Department of Health reopening plan. Phase one of the reopening plan begins on May 15, 2020.

Staying home when possible, wearing face coverings, washing your hands, cleaning frequently used surfaces remain extremely important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. YOU are the best defense against COVID-19.

Best you

If you have questions or concerns about businesses please contact the business or local code enforcement.

The following slide show illustrates the types of businesses that will be open on May 15, 2020   


Reopening 1

For information on businesses reopening Ontario County:Click here

(Updated 5/14/2020)

Questions About Testing and Contact Tracing?

Ontario County Public Health has the answers! Take a moment to get your questions answered by Kate Ott, MPH, Deputy Director for Ontario County Public Health. (Filmed May 7, 2020)

May 5, 2020 Update on Reopening 

Take a moment to watch the Ontario County COVID-19 update and an overview of the reopening phases for our community with Brian Young (Acting County Administrator) and Mary Beer (Director of Ontario County Public Health). 

The film was taped in the morning  of 5/5/2020- Mary mentions 103 cases. After the taping, 1 case was transferred to another county after a case investigation revealed that the person was not a resident of Ontario County. That leaves Ontario County with 102 cases for our report 5/5/20. This is a great example of how the data changes constantly and the importance of our case and contact investigation team.  (Updated 5/6/2020)