5/29/2020 - Green Light for Phase II
NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER WELCOMES GREEN LIGHT FOR PHASE TWO
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the announcement that Phase Two of the business re-opening process can now begin in the North Country region.
"Though the unexpected delay was frustrating, this green light is good news on two fronts," states Garry Douglas, Chamber President. "First and foremost, it's good news because it means that the North Country is continuing to perform well on all of the health related criteria. And it's good news for all of the Phase Two businesses and organizations in the North Country who can now begin to re-open or, as in the case of retail, to expand their allowed activity. Profound thanks to our health care system, our county health departments and most of all our regional residents for bringing us to this next stage."
"All Phase Two businesses are reminded, of course, that their re-opening must follow state guidelines, including affirming on-line to the guidelines for their sector and creating and having available a COVID-19 safety plan for their operation," notes Douglas. "The affirmations and the templates for plans can be found on the Forward NY website (forward.ny.gov), and for those who haven't taken part in one or more of the Chamber's safety training webinars, all of them can be accessed at our website at northcountrychamber.com."
Douglas points to the North Country Chamber website "as a key online destination for finding information and links of all kinds related to the pandemic and re-opening, including access to our Daily Dose e-newsletter which is distributed Monday through Friday to almost 5,000 business and community leaders across our region and has become a go to source of timely information and guidance."