Restart Oneida County

As we begin restarting our economy and entering phase one, we have created this resource page to help business owners navigate opening safely and responsibly.  For questions pertaining to how to reopen your business using the Oneida County Toolkit email:

Oneida County Best Practices Guidelines

Oneida County Business Reopening Toolkit

Re-opening Checklist

Municipality Assistance
Main Street Recovery Guidance


State Resources on Reopening
New York Forward

New York Forward Phase 1 Industries

NY Forward FAQ

ESD Business Affirmation Submittal Form


Recommended Industry Guidelines

Animal Care
VECCS - Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

Best Friends Animal Society - COVID-19 Resources

General Construction
Returning to Work:  Construction Environment

The Center for Construction

Critical Infrastructure
Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Agency

At Home Services Providers (Electricians, Plumbers, HVAC Techs, Carpenters, Landscape Workers, Household cleaners/Maid Service, Painters, Pest Control, Computer Repair, Appliance Repair, and Telecommunications Technicians)

Fitness Facilities
Reopening: Guidance for Gyms and Workout Facilities

Reboot Kit: How to Reopen Your Fitness Business Post COVID-19


Food Service

Safe Stay Guidelines

Planning for Reopening Food Service Establishments as COVID-19 Impacts Best Practices and Protocol

Professional Services and General Office Buildings
Reopening:  Guidance for General Office Settings

New York State Bar Association (NYSB) - Guidance on Reopening Law Firms

Personal Care Services
Barbershops and Salons

Ways to Prepare a Safe Salon Environment

Reopening Plan for the Professional Beauty Industry

Safety Guidelines for Reopening Salons and Barbershops

National Association of Barbers

Professional Beauty Association

Safety Guidelines for Reopening Salons, Barbershops and Spas

COVID-19 Resources for Massage Therapists

American Spa

COVID-19: Hygiene and Cleaning Tips for Hydrothermal Areas

European Spa


Spa Reopening Toolkit

Real Estate
Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace

Institute for Real Estate Managers

Toolkit for reopening the office and getting back to work

National Retailer Federation

Sports, Entertainment, and Attractions
American Gaming Association - COVID-19 Reopening Resources

International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)


Theme Parks - COVID-19 Reopening Guidance

Water Parks
European Waterpark Association