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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed and dedicated to providing resources for our members and region. We will continue to update you with the latest information regarding the COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

NY Forward | New York Forward

*Updated Tuesday, April 6, 2021*

Businesses in each region will re-open in phases. Re-opening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities. Essential businesses and business activities that are open will remain open.

The guidelines below apply to both non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to re-open and essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open.

Eligibility for reopening will be determined by health metrics for each region.


Here is a breakdown of industries in each phase: 

Phase One: Opened on May 15, 2020

Phase One Industries | New York Forward

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

Phase Two: Opened on May 29, 2020

Phase Two Industries | New York Forward 

  • Offices
  • Real Estate
  • Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail
  • Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals
  • Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning
  • Commercial Building Management
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops 
  • Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services

Phase Three: Opened on June 12, 2020

Phase Three Industries | New York Forward 

  • Food Services 
  • Personal Care 

Phase Four: Opened on June 26, 2020

Phase Four Industries | New York Forward

  • Higher Education
  • Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools
  • Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment 
  • Media Production  
  • Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans
  • Malls
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Gaming Facilities
  • Movie Theaters
  • Ski Facilities
  • Professional Sports Competitions with Fans
  • Indoor Amusement & Family Entertainment
  • Small & Medium Scale Performing Arts & Entertainment


COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

New York State’s COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program will begin accepting applications this Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Small and micro businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations impacted by the pandemic can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.


Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.


Please find below the latest update from Governor Cuomo:

What You Need to Know


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources


County Health Offices


COVID-19 Vaccine


New York State Resources 


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


U.S. Department of Labor


U.S. Small Business Administration


PPE Suppliers

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