Frequently Asked Questions in the Lake George Region
The Lake George Region an Southern Adirondacks have collectively created a Health & Safety Pledge.
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It is crucial we continue the hard work we’ve done to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — and ensure we do everything we can to prevent another wave of this disease.
What should I expect when I visit the Lake George region?
Our area has been a wonderful place for people to enjoy winter outdoor recreation. Many lakes and ponds are frozen and there is plenty of snow on the ground.
Restaurants are operating at half capacity, offering indoor and some outdoor heated dining options such as igloos. If you can make a reservation, do so. Retailers are also operating at limited capacity. While you can go in to shop, you may have to wait in line to enter if the store is at capacity.
Are there any travel restrictions in New York state?
As of March 3, 2021, domestic travelers to New York State who have been vaccinated no longer have to quarantine or test out within 90 days of their full vaccination.
Domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory starting April 1, 2021.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, it is mandated in New York State that you wear a face covering while in a public enclosed environment AND outside when you can’t keep six feet away from another person. Keep a mask available at all times in case you find yourself in this situation while outdoors. It is crucial to continue to do this to protect others. Asymptotic people could be carrying the virus. Even if you have been vaccinated you are still required to wear a face covering.
How many people are permitted to gather at once?
Beginning March 22, 2021, residential gatherings of up to 25 people can be held outdoors. Indoor residential gatherings remain capped at 10 people to reduce the continued risk of spread. Also, non-residential social gatherings of up to 100 people can occur indoors and up to 200 people can occur outdoors.
Beginning April 2, 2021, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.
What are the guidelines for weddings?
- 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
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 email@example.com or call 518-761-6580.
What is the safety guidance at ski resorts?
Ski Resorts were permitted to open on Friday, November 6, 2020 and remain open.
State guidance on the reopening of ski resorts includes the following precautions:
- Masks required at all times, except when eating/drinking or skiing.
- Social distancing between parties required at all times.
- Restrict gondolas/lifts to members of the same party.
- Limit ski lessons to no more than 10 people.
- Thorough cleaning and disinfection of shared/rented equipment.
- Shuttles, food & beverage, retail service must conform to State-issued guidance.
- Reduce outdoor capacity on mountain by 25% during "peak" days or if multiple trails are closed due to unseasonable conditions.
Where can I buy local hand sanitizer?
Hand and surface sanitizer is being produced locally by distilleries at a few different locations. Click here for more information.
Are Hotels/ Motels open?
Hotels were never mandated to close and many in the area remained open. Click here for our year-round loding list. Many also have indoor pools that are open.
Are restaurants open?
Yes, restaurants are open! They are offering dine in service at limited capacity. Some have heated outdoor seating areas and some offer individual igloo seating for dining parties.
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.
Are shops open?
Retail is open! Call ahead for store hours. Click here for our shopping page.
What is there to do?
Who can I call if I have more questions?
If you have any other questions please call us at (518) 668-5755. Our office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday — Friday and we’ll be happy to help!