Resources for Reopening Tourism and Small Businesses after COVID-19.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism and our small business community has been devastating. Unfortunately, we have seen some businesses close. Some businesses are turning attention to a reopening under the phase in approach of Governor Cuomo. Together, we look forward to our near future where we can reopen our businesses. Now, we look forward to our near future where we can reopen our businesses. This area of the website is designed as a resource center with tools for our small businesses as you reopen, restart, and reinvent your businesses in tandem with the easing and lifting of governmental stay-at-home and business restriction orders. This information is constantly changing and new resources are being continually shared. If you want to make a contribution or have questions, please forward them to Together, we are stronger.

  • Check Calendar,
  • Check Your Segment Update 
  • Check any new NYS Guidance or Local Guidance
Staying Up to Date (Three types of updates)
  • Weekly Update Zoom Presentation, Discussion Questions (Tuesday a.m. at 8:30)
  • Checkpoint Promise (Wednesday at 12:00 noon). for most recent updates.
  • Topical Educational Seminars
Weekly Update Zoom Presentations & Checkpoints as of 5/26/2020: Topic(s) Date Time RSVP View/Download
Rapid Response Recovery Team - Tourism & Small Businesses Webinar Fri, May 15 - - Presentation  |  Webinar 
Checkpoint Promise: Go to for most recent updates Wed, May 27 Noon - -
Topical Webinar:  Customize the New York Forward Template for your business. Valerie Knoblauch will lead business managers through the three step process on NY Forward reopening paperwork. This walkthrough of the plan will hit on the requirements for every business to re-open in New York. Get ideas on what other business owners are writing in the plan – and also how they are posting it. Wed, May 27  12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m Register -
Topical Deadline: Sanitation Bank – Resource Center survey due. Share your needs and desire to participate in a joint buying, cooperative of PPE supplies, signage, and items for your business. Here’s the survey monkey link to a 11 question survey. From these results we will put together an order. Wed, May 27 Deadline: 4:00 p.m - Take Survey
Weekly Update Meeting for Tool Kit Development: – An overview of any happenings since the last meeting, highlighting new contributions, questions that have been received. Tue, June 2 8:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m Register -
Checkpoint Promise: Go to for most recent updates Wed, June 3 Noon - -
Asked and Answered: A conversation with Ontario County Public Health - Mary Beer, Director of Ontario County Public Health joins FLVC to address health questions and concerns you’ve been asking. Join us for this session to ask your questions and hear the answers firsthand. Thurs, June 4 11 a.m Register -
Updated: 5/29/2020

Local, Regional & New York State Resources:


Sanitation Bank and Cooperative Buying
Hand Sanitizer & Cleaning Products:
Face Masks & Shields:
Templates (Editable/ MS Word)
Signage Samples & Needs
Currently working on a relationship with Mobile Graphics

Industry Segment Resources:

Events & Entertainment
New York State:

Lodging, Hotels, Vacation Rental, Bed & Breakfasts

Personal Care (Spas, hairs, nails, salons, etc.)
New York State:

Professional Services like “small offices”

Restaurants and Food Service, Farmers Markets


U-Pick Farms

Retail/Gift Shops/Curbside Retail

Schools, Day Care, Churches

Small Museums & Museums (Indoor)

Wineries, Breweries, Tasting rooms, etc.

Construction and Manufacturing
Under the advisement of the Ontario County Office of Economic Development*

If you are interested in particular data and don’t see it here, give us a call at 585-394-3915 (you may have to leave a message because we’re working remotely). We’ll do some research and see what solutions and examples we can provide. You can also email your questions to