Mayor’s Business Relaunch Resources

A Message from Mayor Robert M. Restaino

In these complicated economic times, it is important for businesses to have accurate information for the reopening of their establishments. Our city website is making every effort to prove the most dependable resources for your review. In anticipation of the reopen of Western New York, please continue to check https://forward.ny.gov to see the various guidelines, business plans templets, and requirements for your business. As these are posted, get a head start on putting your plans in place according to the guidelines; and when you are allowed to be open for business—you can “hit the ground running.” Let’s make the reopen in the greater Niagara Falls area a great success.

Western New York Has Been Given the Green Light to Begin Phase Four of Reopening on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Click Here: https://forward.ny.gov

Western New York Has Been Given the Green Light to Begin Phase Three of Reopening on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Click Here:  https://forward.ny.gov/phase-three-industries

Low-Risk Youth Sports for Regions in Phase Three Can Begin on July 6th

New York State Liquor Authority Guidance on Outdoor Expansion of Licensed Premises in Response to COVID-19

Western New York Has Been Given the Green Light to Begin Phase Two of Reopening on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Click Here: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries 

Western New York Has Been Given the Green Light to Begin Phase One of Reopening on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

For more information, please click on any of the following links below:

COVID-19: Business Reopening Guidelines (Niagara County Center for Economic Development)

NEW YORK FORWARD BUSINESS REOPENING LOOKUP TOOL

New York Forward Loan Fund

GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IS SUBJECT TO A WORKFORCE REDUCTION UNDER RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS

PLEASE NOTE:
All businesses MUST certify online that they have reviewed the guidelines for their business—and confirm that they have a “Safety Plan” in place outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A safety plan template is available on the State’s website.
Click here: https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

File a Complaint
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force to assist local authorities with enforcement of Executive Orders and restrictions on business operations and activities, as well as gatherings, during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through an online form or by calling 1-833-789-0470 or 1-888-364-3065.
(Note: Specific complaints from employees against their employers should be directed to the Department of Labor through their online form.)

These complaints are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and applicability under the orders, and then referred to local authorities (as designated by county leaders) by a team of investigators from multiple state agencies. In addition to assessing the credibility of complaints, these skilled investigators can assist local authorities in their front-line role of responding to alleged violations of the orders by providing guidance on available civil and criminal enforcement tools.

Additional Resources for Reopening Your Business


Social Distancing Tools

(Face masks, hand sanitizer, floor decals, signage, etc.)

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