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. 



Dibella’s Sub 770x300

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

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The Strong 770x300

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

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Turning Point Park 770x300

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

Read more here

Health Department Resources 

Monroe County Department of Health

NYS Department of Health

Business Resources

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.

U.S. Department of Labor

Empire State Development Resources

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

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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.

Industry Resources 

National Restaurant Association

NYS Restaurant Association

New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA)

New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA)

Traveler Resources 


U.S. Travel Association

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.

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

Restaurants offering Takeout/Delivery