Visit Syracuse is here to help support our tourism and business partners as we continue through these trying times. We have gathered below information and resources that we have discovered through travel partners as well as local and regional leaders. 

Onondaga County Reopening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
COVID-19 Cares Act & COVID 3.5 Relief Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Additional Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Training and Research

The Central New York Region has been approved to begin New York State's regional phased reopening plans. As of March 15, the region is in Phase One of the plan. More information can be found on the New York Forward website.

New York Forward Quick Links for Hospitality Industry (as they become available):

Industry Phases

NY Forward Business Reopen Lookup Tool

 

Phase One

Businesses included in Phase One of reopening include:

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

Retail Trade Guidelines

Retail Read & Affirm NYS Guidelines for Reopening

Retail Business Safety Plan Template

Also approved in Phase One are:

  • Drive-in movie theaters
  • Outdoor, low-risk recreational activities, specifically mentioned:
    • Tennis
    • Non-motorized boat use and rentals such as row boats, kayaks, and canoes
    • Golf and driving ranges

 

 

 

U.S. Travel Toolkit to the CARES Act & COVID 3.5 Increase Act Offering Eligibility and helpful guides to all aspects of the CARES Act and COVID 3.5 Increase Act

 

CenterState CEO Business Resources  : Updated daily with relevant news, information and resources on COVID-19-related business impacts

 

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program

 

Small Business Administration Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loans

 

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

 

 

 

New York State Restaurant Association : 

 

ServSafe

 

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation : The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund collects donations to provide relief to individual workers affected by the coronavirus and to create zero-interest loans to businesses.

 

Local For Later : A list of local restaurants and small businesses with gift card purchases available online

 

NYSHTA Member Savings Program

 

NYSHTA Coronavirus Resources

 

James Beard Foundation Industry Support Webinars

 

National Restaurant Association Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

 

Restaurant Strong Fund Grant (for Employees)

 

USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

 

 

Free Hospitality Career Training (register by April 30)

 

Destination Analysts : Weekly Traveler Sentiment Reports including perception and general reopening sentiments.

 

Oxford Economics: The Impact of COVID-19 on the US Travel Economy