COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Implementing New CDC Guidance
  • For questions, please contact Empire State Development (ESD) at 716-846-8200 or use their online form
  • Industry Specific Guidance
            • Overview
            • Active Guidance - These New York Forward reopening industry guidelines are still in effect.
            • Archived Guidance - Archived New York Forward industry reopening guidance documents are no longer mandatory.  These documents are being made available as a public reference and resource only.
  • Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with federal CDC guidance. Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals. Further, the State's health guidelines continue to be in effect for large-scale indoor event venues, pre-K to grade 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings per CDC guidelines.
Report a Positive COVID-19 Case at Your Business/School 
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Businesses 
Financial Support  
Additional Information and Resources


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Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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