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Special Considerations for Restaurants and Franchised Businesses under the CARES Act.

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General business resources, grants, loans, debt relief and more.

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COVID-19 is already changing the way we interact with and produce food. As we each look to control the spread and impact of COVID-19, there are many questions around the risks associated with food production and to our employees to ensure that a safe and robust food supply is maintained for the public.

The link below has useful links to expert resources to help address your specific questions.

A PDF file from NYS – Recommended methods for cleaning and sanitizing food surfaces in retail stores.

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Restrictions for Licensees in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM until Further Notice

Pursuant to the Governor’s order, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM, all licensed on-premises establishments (e.g. restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs, arenas, catering establishments, etc.) must cease on-premises sales of alcoholic beverages and/or food. Additionally, all licensed manufacturers with on-premises privileges must also cease on-premises sales of alcoholic beverages and/or food; however, a licensed manufacturer may continue all manufacturing operations. This restriction shall continue until April 15, 2020 but may be extended or reduced depending upon the circumstances.


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Attention Licensees

NYS has put out Guidance for Large Gatherings and Public Spaces

Effective March 13, 2020 at 5:00PM, organizers hosting large gatherings must postpone or cancel any events with in-person attendance of more than 500 participants.

Effective March 13, 2020 at 5:00PM, private and public operators of establishments or organizers of events with fewer than 500 occupants or attendees must operate at no more than 50% of their maximum occupancy.

For more information CLICK HERE