Renew Our Economy

As you know, this is a period of rapid adaptation due to this pandemic leading us into some uncharted areas. People are rethinking how we do things to balance health and income. We are looking to be more adaptable to renew our economies.

Together we will create possible routes for organizations to take on their journey for renewal. An organization's plans should be adaptable to the new challenges that COVID-19 has created.

Start with your Action Plan

Fill out as much as you can on the Action Plan Template for Organizations.

Renewing Our Economy: Preparation and Guidance for Businesses

Our guidance is based off of Federal guidelines, State guidelines, and other great resources. If you have any ideas or important information to share then please submit them using the contact form.

We have created sections which contain lists of recommendations and guidelines to support organizations during their reopening phases and beyond.

Phased Plan in New York State

New York State released additional guidelines, on April 28, for a phased plan to re-open New York State on a regional basis. NYS also named the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board to help guide the strategy going forward.

Note: Cattaraugus County is in the Western New York region of New York State.

Cattaraugus County Guidance is based off from the NYS Guidance for each business sector on the NY Forward website.

Phase One Plan (Open May 19, 2020)

Phase Two Plan (Open June 2)

  • Hair Salons & Barber Shops
  • Offices / Professional Services / Administrative Support
  • In-Store Retail
  • Retail Rental
  • Real Estate / Rental & Leasing
  • Commercial Building Management
  • PLUS Outdoor Dining on June 4

Phase Three Plan (Estimated June 16)

Phase Four (Estimated June 30)

  • Arts / Education / Recreation
  • Education

General Guidance

Best Practices for a Healthy Workplace

Be safe for your workers and your customers.

Industry-Specific Recommendations

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

Supporting agriculture businesses during reopening phases.

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Lodging Establishments (Hospitality)

Supporting lodging businesses during reopening phases.

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Retail Businesses


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Tourism & Travel

Supporting businesses during reopening phases

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COVID-19 Grants / Loans

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