6/24/2020 - Phase 4 Set To Begin
CHAMBER STATEMENT ON PHASE FOUR IN NORTH COUNTRY
"We clearly welcome the North Country's impending movement into phase four of the state reopening process, first and foremost because it represents continued progress on the health front which is a testament to our counties and others but especially to the cooperation and compliance of North Country residents and businesses.
"While phase four status initially opens the door to only a few additional categories of activity, including certain low risk outdoor and indoor arts and entertainment such as area museums and historic sites for example, it should then open the way for further announcements in the coming days and weeks. We hope at some point soon this will include guidelines for indoor mall access, gyms, movie theaters and other indoor recreation. The state has delayed these for now , pending further study, but we continue to believe workable standards and guidelines can be developed. We of course also note the increase in allowed gatherings under safe conditions from 25 to 50, as well as a higher occupancy allowance for places of worship now that we will be in phase four.
"The North Country Chamber will continue to assist the regional business community in every way we can, including information, guidance and safety training. We've now conducted thirty-nine webinars and other programs related to the pandemic, reaching 4,745 participants, and assist dozens each day with information and technical support. All for free. And all of this will continue as long as this unprecedented challenge continues."