Greene County Creates New Resource to Help Businesses Comply with NYS COVID Requirements
As more and more New Yorkers are vaccinated and eager to gather, travel, and attend events & performances, NYS continues to issue specialized requirements for businesses to re-open safely. Businesses that serve or attract large groups of people must comply with specific NYS guidance that may be difficult for owners and operators to navigate. Businesses are required (by NYS ) to notify The Greene County Public Health Department five days prior to reopening or hosting events.
Therefore, in support of our local Wedding, Events, Entertainment and Performance businesses, Greene County has created a new on-line resource to help them comply with NYS requirements. A gateway web page on GreeneGovernment.com lists each affected business category, and links to the specific compliance requirements for each.
“Our businesses are very eager to welcome customers, guests and audiences back into their facilities” notes Patrick S. Linger – Chair of the Greene County Legislature. “Aside from the financial challenges caused by the pandemic, many owners and operators are experiencing difficulties finding and following the compliance procedures required by NYS. Greene County is applying extra communication and technology resources to help streamline the process.”
Businesses are required to read and affirm the NYS Department of Health Guidance specific to their safe operation. Owners and operators of Greene County businesses can download, read and affirm this guidance directly from these easy-to-follow web pages, and also submit forms to the Greene County Public Health Department as required for Weddings, Events, and Performances. Indoor Amusement & Family Entertainment businesses can download a fillable re-opening plan template and submit it to the county as required by NYS.
This resource will be continually updated as more guidance and requirements are issued by New York State.
Remember to follow Greene County Government and the Greene County Public Health Department for immediate updates on new information regarding the pandemic.