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Chemung County/Southern Tier Region set to start Phase 1 of re-opening

On Friday May 15th Chemung County and the Southern Tier Region will initiate phase one of the Governor’s re-opening plan. All businesses should be working on their reopening plans which at minimal should include the following:  

  • Adjust workplace hours and shift design as necessary to reduce density in the workplace
  • Enact social distancing protocols
  • Restrict non-essential travel for employees
  • Require all employees and customers to wear masks if in frequent contact with others or if a six-foot social distance cannot be maintained.
  • Implement strict cleaning and sanitation standards
  • Enact a continuous health screening process for individuals to enter the workplace, some businesses may want to enact temperature checks as an added precaution
  • Continue tracing, tracking and reporting of cases
  • Develop liability processes

The phased in re-opening process is scheduled in 14 days intervals beginning May 15th

Phase 1   Phase 2
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Supply Chain
  • Select Retail Curbside Pickup
  • Professional Services
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate/Rental Leasing 
Phase 3
Phase 4
  • Restaurants/Food Services
  • Hotels/Accommodations
  • Arts/Entertainment/Recreation
  • Education


For further information please feel free to contact the Chemung County Executive’s Office or the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency at: