Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Reopening Resources

As businesses prepare to reopen, there are many considerations to open responsibly. The Chamber is committed to keeping you updated on guidelines provided by the state and other governing agencies.

(New- Business Safety Plan): The State has indicated each business will have to develop a safety plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Reopening plans do NOT have to be submitted to state agencies for approval; however, plans should be kept on premise and available for NYS DOH in the event of an inspection.
  • Employers must submit a form to the State affirming they have read and understand the guidelines and will implement them. Click here to submit your affirmation online.
  • For developing a safety plan specific to your business, you may use this safety plan template designed by the state OR develop a plan of your own.

Phased Reopening of New York State: 

NEW: The Capital Region will be allowed to begin Phase One on Wednesday, May 20.

 

Phase One: Opening in the Capital Region on 5/20 (Guidelines for Phase One)

  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade

Phase Two: Not Open; on track to begin June 3 (Guidelines for Phase Two)

  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate / Rental & Leasing

Phase Three: Not Open; on track to begin June 17 (Guidelines to follow...)

  • Restaurants / Food Services

Phase Four: Not Open; on track to begin July 1 (Guidelines to follow...)

  • Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
  • Education

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has compiled a collection of business resources to provide employers and employees with best practices to safely return to work:

  • For their industry specific best practices, click here

Cleaning Products and Services from our Members

Want to be added to the list? Send us a note at [email protected] and we'll sure to include you!

Cleaning Products for Sale

Full-Service Cleaning Services Available 


Governor Cuomo and his team have unveiled the regional criterion that must be met and maintained as a region can proceed with reopening. Read about the metrics guiding our reopening process. 

Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the launch of a local campaign to remind Troy residents to wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support a safe reopening of Troy & the Capital Region. The citywide effort features Troy business owners, local officials, neighborhood leaders, and Troy families wearing masks and…
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 27, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces a new Of Counsel, Susan M. DiDonato. Susan DiDonato brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Firm and we are pleased to announce that she is joining us. Ms. DiDonato regularly provides advice to school districts with…
At Your CBD Stores, the health, wellness and safety of our customers and our colleagues are our first concern. As part of “NY Forward” Our store has affirmed with New York State that our operation is in accordance with COVID-19 guidance as provided by the New York State Department of Health. Compliant with Phase-1 Retail, we are open for Curbside…
Jun
04
Not so fast! It’s time to return to the workplace, but you’ll want to make sure you address some key issues. Join us for a presentation and Q&A…
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Jun
05
In 2015, the Chamber developed CEO Roundtable Discussions with much success.  The purpose is to bring together small groups of CEOs, presidents and/or…
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST
Jun
16
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and CAP COM Financial Services are teaming up to deliver a live presentation about steps you can take…
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST