Mayor Arthur Pappas has announced Reopen North Tonawanda as an online resource for businesses and the community. As a City our goal is to equip and inform the citizens and businesses of our community by creating a central HUB for necessary information which provides businesses direct access to COVID-19 health links, business guidance and recommendations including resources for re-opening, as well as updates and resources for families and residents.
Additionally, Re-Open North Tonawanda will serve as a communication tool between businesses and City Hall, providing businesses with the latest information about the COVID-19 emergency and the City's response to adequately restore economic activity swiftly and responsibly.
The City of North Tonawanda continues to strive to be responsive to the needs of our business community.
While the COVID-19 emergency is unsettling, Mayor Pappas wants our
business owners to know that our commitment to them is stronger than
ever, and we are here to support them in every way possible.
Our City will continue to follow Governor Cuomo’s guidelines to ensure that our residents
can get back to work, and engage in the community in a safe and proper manner.
All businesses must read and affirm their individual industry’s reopening guidance
Per NYS Department of Health, re-opening business and essential businesses must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Also, according to executive
order 202.16 issued by Governor Cuomo, any employees who are present in the
workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct
contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide face
coverings to employees at their expense.
This plan does not need to be submitted to the state for approval, but must be retained on the premises of the business, and must be made available to state and local health authorities in the event of inspection.
In order to serve our businesses our City wishes to facilitate the use of public outdoor spaces by small businesses and restaurants so they can implement physical distancing protocols during the phased reopening procedures in a quick and safe manner in compliance with pertinent guidelines.
Businesses can click on the link for details on how to submit their outdoor plans for review by the City. Upon review, we will do our best to work with each business to accommodate them in their plans to re-imagine their business using outdoor space.
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