Resources are available with the latest information on the status of our tourism and hospitality industry. 

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COVID-19 Resources & Information 

The safety of our community is our highest priority and the team at Visit Rochester encourages all to follow guidance issued by public health officials. We are continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19. Below are resources that will give the Rochesterians and potential visitors the latest information on the status of our tourism and hospitality community. News, updates and more resources will continue to be posted. 

 

ROCHESTER TAKEOUT OPTIONS 

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Many local Rochester restaurants are open and have transitioned to offering takeout or curbside pickup. 

Read more here

VIRTUALLY VISIT ROCHESTER ATTRACTIONS 

 

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Many of Rochester’s cultural attractions are going digital to provide unique experiences for visitors and community members. 

Read more here

FRESH AIR ACTIVITIES 

 

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It’s good to get outside for some fresh air and sunshine with this list of safe outdoor activities. 

Read more here

ROCHESTER RISING - GOOD THINGS HAPPENING 

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There are so many GOOD things happening in Rochester. See how the community is coming together to support one another. 

Read more here

 

THE FLOWER CITY WILL BLOOM AGAIN

 

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Rochester, NY will rise and the Flower City will bloom again. 

See the full video here

FAMILY FUN AT HOME

 

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Our love of Rochester is LIMITLESS. We partnered with Shawn Dunwoody on an original coloring page. Cure cabin fever with our series of #LearningROCS educational scavenger hunts. 

Download the family fun here

 

 

Health Department Resources 

Monroe County Department of Health 
https://www2.monroecounty.gov/health-coronavirus

NYS Department of Health
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Business Resources

NEW (as of 5/26) - New York Forward Loan Fund for Small Businesses 
https://esd.ny.gov/economic-recovery-covid-19-loans-small-businesses

NEW (as of 5/26) - Creating The Best Future For Your Business After COVID-19 

https://iconicit.com/covid-19/creating-the-best-future-for-your-small-to-medium-sized-business-after-covid19/

Empire State Development Resources
https://esd.ny.gov/esd-covid-19-related-resources

Includes FAQs for businesses, resources for travelers and guidance for public spaces. 

U.S. Small Business Administration
New York State’s Disaster Declaration was approved by the SBA. New York State is now recognized as a disaster area for COVID-19. 
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

U.S. Department of Labor
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 
https://greaterrochesterchamber.com/coronavirus-planning-resources-for-business

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/coronavirus-employee-management

Causewave Community Partners - Assistance for Nonprofits 
Causewave is offering free virtual consultations for any nonprofit in the Greater Rochester area to help with their COVID-19 planning and response. 
https://www.causewave.org/free-help-for-nonprofits-responding-to-covid-19

Monroe County Workforce Development 

Monroe County has many resources available include virtual job fair, job listing, training and more. 

https://us19.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=4001096d04546133fb397aee6&id=9f69c1a902

Industry Resources 

Knowland Resources for Hotel Group Business 
https://www.knowland.com/resources/covid-19-hotel-resources/

National Restaurant Association
https://restaurant.org/covid19

NYS Restaurant Association
https://www.nysra.org/

New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA)
https://www.nystia.org/memberships/nystia-covid-19-toolkit

New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA)
https://www.nyshta.org/

Traveler Resources 

I LOVE NY
https://www.iloveny.com/travel-tools/coronavirus-resources-for-travelers/

U.S. Travel Association
https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus-covid-19

Community Assistance Programs 

United Way Community Crisis Fund
United Way and Rochester Area Community Foundation have partnered on a centralized funding pool to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofits that are disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the economic consequences of the outbreak, community and organizational recovery, and future community emergencies.
https://www.uwrochester.org/Our-Work/Innovation-Grants/Crisis-Response

United Way Community Needs Portal 
Community Needs Portal: The United Way of Greater Rochester has created a dashboard where you can easily view the needs of organizations in our region working with communities who are impacted by COVID-19. View and access the portal here

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap?fbclid=IwAR0EhE7j87z4J1iLtoLjCnKjwEE6Mu_zf4v7L6OMRF8M2gD1wr4Gb6mj54Y

Restaurants offering Takeout/Delivery
http://www.visitrochester.com/blog/post/rochester-takeout-curbside/

 

 

Special Offers For Essential Workers During COVID-19