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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. 


NY Forward | New York Forward

*Updated Friday, June 26, 2020*

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
  • Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment 
  • Media Production  
  • Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans


Paycheck Protection Program

Federal Relief Bill Approved- On April 24, 2020 President Trump signed a $484 billion federal relief bill into law that will provide an additional $310 billion in funding to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to keep employees on small company payrolls.


Please find below the latest update from Governor Cuomo:

What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below.
    File a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community.
    File a complaint against your employer or place of work.
  • Outdoor pools in State Parks across NYS will open for July 4th weekend at reduced capacity with social distancing guidelines in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For other guidance on July 4th weekend activities read DOH interim guidance.
  • Go to to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through July 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • The deadline for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.


COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources


County Health Offices


New York State Resources 


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


U.S. Department of Labor


U.S. Small Business Administration

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