Covid-19 Resources

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Welcome and thank you for visiting. On this page you will find helpful resources and links that are updated as they are made available from Federal/State/Local sources.

Feel free to contact us if you have a link that would be helpful and not found below.

COVID-19 Business Resources

ReStart Wyoming County local information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

New York State will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk. New Yorkers who are more likely to be exposed to the virus, and who are more likely to become seriously ill if they get COVID-19, will be offered the vaccine first.  Both the federal government and New York State have developed plans to ensure that everyone will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available, at no cost no matter where they live.

Thousands of health care providers will be able to offer vaccination, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) of priority groups. The State Department of Health will share additional information on where New Yorkers can get vaccinated as more vaccine doses become available. Click here for "what you need to know" about NY's Plan.

NY's phased distribution can be found here

Those eligible in the Phase 1A and 1B Priority Populations are encouraged to register online for COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Wyoming County. Check back frequently at www.wyomingco.net as more clinics are added by the Wyoming County Health Department each week, based on the supply of vaccine from New York State. It is expected that pharmacy locations and physician practices in Wyoming County will receive vaccine directly from New York State in the coming days and weeks. New York State estimates it may take up to fourteen weeks to vaccinate everyone eligible in Phases 1A and 1B. Individuals must provide proof of eligibility at the vaccination clinic (i.e. a paystub or employer issued ID tag showing they are a member of the Phase 1A or 1B Priority Population).


The Wyoming County Office of Emergency Management has a limited amount of free cloth masks, procedural masks, gloves (nitrile and latex), face shields, and hand sanitizer available for businesses to request on a first-come, first-serve basis and as supplies last.

Please fill out the form here and you will be notified by email when and where the supplies will be available for pick-up.  

 


New York State 

New York State has created a one-stop website for information including testing info; metrics for reopening and micro-cluster strategies; Vaccination plans; business resources; info on advisory boards; protecting yourself; and other important resources for your business. 

Visit NY Forward


Wyoming County COVID-19 Tracker 

Wyoming County has transitioned to a visual representation model of positive COVID-19 cases for the entire region. These numbers are updated daily at approximately 4 pm with data provided by the Wyoming County Health Department.


New York State

NYS website for all COVID-19 information specifically focusing on micro-cluster strategies: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Businesses able/interested in supporting the pandemic response with needed supplies or products should send an email to COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov 

Essential businesses are exempt from the new Executive Order by Governor Cuomo to close all non-essential businesses with a 100% in-person workforce reduction. Essential service industries/functions and detailed guidance for businesses is now available online and continues to be updated regularly at https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

Essential Business FAQ: Click Here

Businesses unsure if they are included within in exempt categories but still believe they are providing essential services or functions can request a waiver from these reductions by completing this form: https://esd.ny.gov/sites/default/files/Request%20for%20Designation%20Form_0.pdf

  • REMINDER: If your business is part of an exempt industry/function on the essential list then you do NOT have to submit an application.
  • REMINDER: Even if your business is deemed essential, please take all practical steps to reduce density by allowing remote working and implementing social distancing.
  • REMINDER: To help keep up with the quickly changing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, below are some important resources related to the economic impacts for businesses and workers…

Empire State Development has set up a web portal and FAQ page for individuals and businesses with business-related COVID-19 issues and questions on this website with all COVID-19 info: https://esd.ny.gov/esd-covid-19-related-resources

New York State Agency and Organizations

NYS Dept of Health

NYS Dept of Ag and Markets

Governor Cuomo Press releases and executive orders The Governor's press conferences and live feeds can be found here.

NYS Liquor Authority Updates

Guidance on NYS Park rules and policies


NYS Department of Labor Information

New Unemployment Insurance Website

Unemployment Guidance for Self Employed Individuals

Paid Family Leave Guidance for Employers and Employees 

Unemployment Insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Flowchart

Unemployment Ins and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Need to Know

Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Unemployment Ins and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Checklist

Shared Work Program An alternative to laying off employees during business downturns by allowing workers to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial unemployment insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks. Instead of cutting staff, you able to reduce the number of hours of all employees or just a certain group:


 

 US Government Links

Small Business Administration Find updated information on the SBA's coronavirus response and access to the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Portal

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide - A listing of clickable links for rural areas, commercial businesses and non-profits, local governments and more.

Centers for Disease Control

White House Executive Dept. Information

US Dept of Homeland Security

IRS Coronavirus Information

NY State and the IRS extended tax filing deadlines to July 15. See https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm948

 


Wyoming County Links

Wyoming County Community Resources

Wyoming County government website

Wyoming County Health Department Resources

Wyoming County Mental Health Department

For Wyoming County specific questions or referrals, please call (585) 786-8911.

 


 


The Batavia Daily News has created a helpful Community Support Page which continues to be updated