COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information and Updates

Reopening Allegany County

Allegany County, part of the Western New York Region, is expected to enter Phase 4 of re-opening on Tuesday, June 30. 

All businesses are required to prepare a COVID-19 Re-Opening Health and Safety Plan and have it available for review at the time of re-opening.  The current guidance states that there will be no waivers from this requirement.  In developing their plans, employers must also consider the implications of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  

Businesses that are re-opening are also required to affirm that they are in compliance with NYS Health & Safety Guidelines at the time of re-opening.  For more information on how to complete this affirmation, watch ACCORD’s instructional video: A How-To Guide on Affirming your Business is in Compliance with New York State Health and Safety Guidelines, and Completing your Safety Plan for Your Business to Reopen

View the regional monitoring dashboard to see where all regions in New York State stand in the Regional Reopening Plan.

Businesses currently operating as essential must also follow the procedures New York State established. 

Re-Open Frequently Asked Questions

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File a Complaint – Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through an online form or by calling 1-833-789-0470.

Please email us at if you have any questions or comments related to reopening in Allegany County. Someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

Phased Plan to Reopen

Re-opening will take place through a series of four phases implemented on a regional basis. Allegany County is located in the Western New York region.  View the regional monitoring dashboard to see where all regions in New York State stand in the Regional Reopening Plan.

For a list of industries included in each phase of re-opening, please visit the NY Forward website.

If you’re not sure what phase you should re-open in, use the NY Forward Business Re-Opening Tool to find out:

Additional Links to Guidelines and Safety Protocols

Allegany County:

NYS Department of Health:

NYS Empire State Development:

NYS Executive Orders:


Center for Disease Control:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH):

MACNY, The Manufacturers Association:

New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP)

Associated General Contractors of New York State:

The General Contractors Association of New York State:

Retail Industry Leaders Assoc.:

National Retail Federation:

National Association of Convenience Stores:


National Restaurant Association:

New York State Restaurant Association:

National Association of Realtors:

Cornell U Pick Best Practices COVID 19

US Chamber of Commerce Customizable Health and Safety Flyer

US Chamber of Commerce: