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Update on Gatherings (3/3/21)
- Venues Will Be Able to Host Up to 100 People Indoors and Up to 200 People Outdoors; With Testing, Up to 150 People Indoors and Up to 500 People Outdoors; Social Distancing and Face Coverings Required
- Domestic Travelers No Longer Required to Quarantine or Test-Out Within 90 Days of Full Vaccination; International Travelers Must Continue to Follow CDC Guidance
- Beginning March 22, Outdoor Residential Gatherings Expanded to 25 People;
- Non-Residential Social Gatherings Expanded to 100 People Indoors and 200 People Outdoors
Starting March 19, 2021, restaurants in New York State outside of New York City may operate at 75% capacity.
All indoor and outdoor tables with seating for customers must be separated by a minimum of 6 feet in all directions. Wherever distancing is not feasible between tables, physical barriers must be enacted between such tables. Barriers must be at least 5 feet in height and not block emergency and/or fire exits.
New York State and Warren County have new guidance for weddings and catered events that take effect on or after March 15, when New York State will allow up to 150 people to attend these events.
New York State’s updated guidelines can be found here: on.ny.gov/3aSZcc3.
Warren County’s local guidance is posted on the Warren County COVID Hub website here: http://bit.ly/3pUS7M8.
Warren County will require the owner/operator of the event venue and/or the event organizer to complete a registration form and submit it to Warren County Health Services at least five (5) days before the event. That form is attached here and available for download on the Warren County COVID Hub website.
New York State guidance spells out COVID-19 testing requirements. Arrangement of COVID tests will be the responsibility of the person deemed the responsible party for the event. Warren County does not have the testing capacity to perform this testing.
As specified by New York State guidelines, Warren County Health Services reserves the right to conduct inspections if deemed necessary.
Those seeking more information can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-761-6580.
The NYS Mass Vaccination Clinic in Warren County is now booking appointments.
The site, located at Aviation Mall (at the old Sears), will be open daily beginning March 19th and will be providing Pfizer vaccine. If you are eligible, you may sign up for an appointment here: https://am-i-eligible.
New York’s rules for eligibility recently changed to include most government workers, and this clinic is open to newly eligible government staff as well as anyone who is eligible for vaccination under New York’s Phases 1A, 1B, those over 60 years of age and those with health issues known as comorbidities. Eligibility criteria is listed here: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
New York State has also created a new COVID informational phone line, which can be reached at 1-833-697-4829.
Find more information here on the vaccination process and clinics on Warren County’s COVID Hub website here: https://warren-county-ny-
New York Travel Advisory
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to "test out" of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory; however, covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. The new protocol is effective Wednesday, November 4.
Please also note that Vermont has also instituted a policy that requires those coming from areas with certain COVID caseloads quarantine upon entry to the state for “leisure” travel. Find the advisory and details of requirements here: accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/
Free Signage Downloads
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Local design firm Sidekick Creative has generously provided a series of free signs for Warren County businesses to print and post to help remind their patrons to keep themselves and those around them safe. Click here for the link.
Each sign features text with all three reminders, so businesses can display all three or just one.
Download a print ready .pdf using the links beneath each image. There are two size options for each image: 8.5x11 and 11x17
Click here to download the signs to use at your business!
As New York State continues to reopen in phases, businesses will need to make sure they are compliant with rules, regulations and policies on informing staff of safety measures. The Business Council has created signs that can be downloaded and used at your businesses. Click the links below for more informaiton.
Social Distancing Signs
'Do Not Enter' Sign