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

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COVID-19 RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

We have created this online repository of key links and resources for the tourism and hospitality industry, as well as small businesses. Please continue to check back for updated information, and please let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can help you find an answer for in the meantime. 

News, updates and more resources will continue to be posted in the Visit Rochester Member Facebook Forum. You can view and join the Forum here

NYSHTA Resources  

Documents presented during the May 19 VIC Meeting. Please click each image to enlarge and download. 

NYSHTA COVID-19 Guidelines  NYSHTA Opening Memo

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/

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/

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. 

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

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/