Click for Reopening Guidelines to Essential Businesses and Phased Openings - A comprehensive listing of businesses and activities that are currently allowed to open in Wyoming County and across New York with exceptions in certain designated 'hot-spots'.
What you need to know. Updated daily by NYS with the most recent announcements from the Governor connecting to state strategies including micro-clusters; regions, dashboards; metrics; and vaccine guidance.
Wyoming County COVID Taskforce
Since April 2020, the taskforce has been meeting to assist elected leaders and county agencies in planning, messaging, and finding solutions to a variety of COVID related issues as they arise. Follow the taskforce on social media for regular updates here.
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Effective November 13 at 10 p.m., bars, restaurants and gyms, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment, must close in-person service from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
Effective November 13 at 10 p.m., indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people.
Read the Executive Order for full details
NYS issues four-phased approach to reopening
The state outlined which industries and businesses can open in each phase of the state's four-phase re-opening plan. Businesses considered "more essential" with inherent low risks of infection in the workplace and to customers will be prioritized, followed by other businesses considered "less essential" or those that present a higher risk of infection spread. Regions must not open attractions or businesses that would draw a large number of visitors from outside the local area.
New York's Phased Re-opening (Click on the Phase to visit the NYS website)
Phase One (May 15): Construction/Manufacturing and wholesale supply chain/Select retail using curbside pickup only/Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
Phase Two (May 29): Professional services/Finance and insurance/Retail/Administrative support/Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail/ Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals/Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning/Commercial Building Management/Hair Salons and Barbershops
Phase Three: (June 12) Restaurants and food services establishments, Personal Care.
Phase Four: (June 26) Higher Education, Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment, Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment, Media Production, Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans, Gyms and Fitness Centers (Open Aug 24), Bowling Lanes (Open Aug 17), Movie theaters (Oct 23).
Essential Businesses, including any for-profit or non-profit, regardless of the nature of the service, the function they perform, or its corporate or entity structure, are not subject to the in-person restriction. Essential Businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health (DOH) and every business, even if essential, is strongly urged to maintain social distancing measures to the extent possible.
Wyoming County COVID Testing
Contact your healthcare provider. Most healthcare providers in Wyoming County can test in their offices, however, availability is subject to appointment capacity and patient circumstances. Be aware that some insurance carriers may not pay for COVID-19 tests that are not considered “medically necessary”. Check with your insurance carrier and/or your healthcare provider for more information.
Sinclair Pharmacy, located at 75 North Main Street in Warsaw has limited rapid testing available. The cost is $75.00. Call 786-2330 for more information.
Individuals can be COVID-19 tested at Wyoming County Community Health System Outpatient Laboratory, located on the first floor at 400 North Main Street in Warsaw. Testing will be available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm (closed on Sundays). You must have a prescription from your healthcare provider either in hand or faxed to (585) 786-1234 before your arrival; insurance or payment is required.
The Health Department will be scheduling FREE COVID-19 drive-through rapid test clinics for people who live or work in Wyoming County. Clinics will be held at locations throughout Wyoming County and are by appointment only. Call the Wyoming County Response Line at 786-8911 Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm for the date and location of the next clinic.
Wyoming County residents may also visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you for other available testing locations.
Wyoming County DMV Information
Transactions that require an in-person visit will continue to be conducted by appointment only at the Warsaw DMV. Effective October 2, 2020, residents will have the capability of booking an appointment online. See below instructions on how to schedule your appointment.
Book an Appointment online. If you do not have the capability of booking an appointment online or you have questions please call 585-786-8811, Mon - Fri, 9 AM – 4:45 PM to inquire about your specific DMV transaction and to set up an appointment if necessary. Please note if employees are assisting customers they are unable to answer your call, but you can leave a message. Due to the high volume of calls/messages it may take several days before someone is available to return your call and they ask that you do not leave additional messages.
The Warsaw DMV office continues to be open to Wyoming County residents only for in-office transactions. The DMV continue to process transactions through the mail and the drop boxes that are located throughout Wyoming County at the following locations:
Warsaw DMV Office
Arcade Village Office
Attica Village Office
Perry Village Office Silver Lake Marina
All customers will be required to wear a face covering in order to enter the office and continue to wear it unless directed otherwise by staff. Sanitation and social distancing continues to be a requirement.
Re-Start Wyoming Loan Program
Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our small business community, the Wyoming County Business Center Board of Directors established the Re-Start Wyoming Loan Program. The purpose of the loan program is to provide assistance to small businesses in Wyoming County, New York that have been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis and to help “re-start” their businesses as governmental orders restricting business operations in Wyoming County are eased or lifted.
Funds may be used to:
1. Provide eligible borrowers with funding to modify current business operations to adapt to governmental orders imposing restrictions on business operations.
2. Provide eligible borrowers funding to assist in the re-opening of their businesses within 30 days once governmental orders have been lifted.
3. Provide eligible borrowers with funds for payroll support, rent assistance, payment of utilities, replenishment of inventory, employee health care and accounts payable.
Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2021 and reviewed in the order received. They will continue to be processed until July 1, 2021 or until the funds are depleted. Read the press release here