Lake George Region/ Southern Adirondacks Health & Safety Pledge
The Lake George Region and Southern Adirondacks provide a place for wellness, rejuvenation, and much-needed spiritual healing.
Now more than ever our local accommodations, restaurants, retailers and attractions have put safety at the top of their checklists as they follow procedures in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health and regional guidance.
That’s why our destination came together to launch the Health & Safety Pledge as a way for our businesses to show their dedication to keeping this area a safe place to live, work and vacation.
Through this program, businesses will be given a badge to show they've taken the pledge. This badge can be displayed on their websites, social media, safety plans and other marketing materials. We are also offering window clings for them to display this badge physically at their businesses.
To receive this badge, businesses must take an online pledge they have read and are committed to the best practices.
Dedication to Safety
We are entering a new reality that we have the power to shape. The world has changed. So have we. We’ve become stronger, more resilient and more innovative. We all play a part in keeping each other safe.
To help our business community get back to earning a living and providing jobs in the tourism industry, several groups joined together to provide extensive minimum best practices and a procurement list for supplies.
The Warren County Lodging Association, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the Warren County Tourism Department and government officials established a commission to develop specific guidelines and best practices for safely reopening four sectors of tourism in Warren County — Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Retail and Entertainment.
These minimum best practices draw from guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, New York State Health Department and the best practices of major corporations within each sector of tourism.
In addition, businesses that are in each phase of the reopening plan must read and affirm detailed guidelines provided by New York state. All businesses in our community — whether they are typically classified as tourism related — are eligible to recieve this badge if they take one of the pledges below.
If you have a business and would like to take the pledge, below are links to the pledge pages for each tourism industry sector:
Our guests will find the same warm hospitality and beautiful accommodations along with a vastly increased focus on sanitation and social distancing.
- Hotels, motels and resorts in the region have adopted strict sanitation protocols and social distancing standards to protect visitors, employees and the community. The standards are based on guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state Department of Health and international hotel brands. The standards will be enforced.
- Hospital-grade cleaning and disinfecting supplies and procedures are being used to clean rooms and public areas to follow CDC and industry best practices. Some properties are also using ultraviolet light to disinfect surfaces.
- Staff are disinfecting credit card machines, keys, ice machines, the front desk, railings and door handles, luggage carts, elevator buttons and all counters and surfaces.
- Employees are wearing masks in indoor settings and when social distancing cannot be assured.
- Hand-sanitizer is widely available in public areas. Many hotels will provide it to guests.
- Indoor and outdoor seating areas have been adjusted to increase space between parties.
- Behind the scenes, local venues are following guidelines and are interviewing associates regarding their health status. No employee known to be ill will be allowed to work. Properties are staggering employees’ schedules to keep employee clustering to a minimum.
Our Guests Have an Important Role to Play, Too
Protecting the health of our employees, our community and our guests is a responsibility we all share. We can help keep each other healthy.
Here's what you can do as a visitor or resident of the area to join us in this pledge to health and safety.
- Please plan to bring facial coverings and wear them in any public area where you could be in close contact with other people.
- Social distancing helps prevent the spread of the virus. Please maintain a six-foot distance from other parties and avoid gatherings in large crowds.
- Wash your hands frequently and whenever you have been in contact with people.
- If we remind you to wear a face covering or stay six feet apart, it’s because we care about your health and the health of our other guests, our employees and our community.
While things may look a little different, the natural beauty of the Lake George Region and Southern Adirondacks remains the same.
Come cure your cabin fever with us!
Southern Adirondacks look to boost confidence in safe reopening | Adirondack Explorer
Lake George regional businesses take safety pledge | Adirondack Almanack
Area businesses to display health safety badges | The Post-Star
Lake George businesses adopt best practices, safety measures | WNYT — Channel 13
This program is made possible by the collaboration of the Warren County Lodging Association, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, Warren County Tourism Department, Warren County, Behan Communications and Mannix Marketing.