Updated 9.21.20

COVID-19 Hospitality Partner Resources

Health and Safety Resources

CDC: What You Need to Know About the Corona Virus and How to Protect Yourself

WHO: The World Health Organization Updates and Guidelines

NYS Dept. of Health: Current NY State Guidelines and Information 

Schenectady County Public Health: Updated Information for Schenectady County

New York State: Governor Andrew Cuomo | Regional Guide for Reopening 

U.S. Travel Association and U.S. travel industry partners: 
Travel in the New Normal: Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of all Travelers 

Guidance for Businesses, Events & Gatherings 



Industry Events & Webinars 

  • NYSH&TA: Fall Conference in Westchester, 9/29 at 1:00pm.

  • NYSH&TA Upcoming Webinars: 
    • Sept. 30 at 2 PM - Resuming Operations: Cleaning & Disinfecting for Hospitality Industry. This webinar, hosted by Regional Distributors, will focus on best practices as it pertains to cleaning and disinfecting in the hospitality industry as well as adhering to new sanitation guidelines set in place as a result of COVID-19. Find more info - registration opens soon.
    • Oct. 15 at 2 PM - Efficiency Made Easy: Reducing Energy Costs. This webinar, hosted by Constellation, will focus on how hotels can uncover energy savings and fund the efficiency measures with no capital up front by the customer. Register today.
    • Oct. 22, Time TBD - Chargebacks in the Lodging Industry: Solutions, Best Practices, and Guidelines. This webinar, hosted by Heartland Payment Systems, will answer questions from attendees about how hotels can protect themselves from credit card chargebacks - specifically, what can be done and what can't be done. Register today.
    • Nov. 12, 11 AM - Why Social Media Holds the Key to Recovery for Luxury Hospitality. This webinar, hosted by BCV Social, will share how to stand out on social media and how the hospitality industry can use social media as a tool to take steps toward recovery following COVID-19. Find more info - registration opens soon.

NYSH&TA Updates

Schenectady Metroplex Updates


Helpful Resources, Information and Support

Blog Posts, #Discoverdifferently, and #SchenectadyStrong Content to Share

Local Community Support

  • Schenectady County COVID-19 Emergency Response Coalition
  • A number of local stakeholders have launched a great initiative to support our Hospitality Workers in this time of need. The site, tipyourbartender.online is currently accepting submissions from chefs, servers, bartenders, brewers and more to add a profile. Patrons will be able to log on to the site and tip their favorites virtually through Venmo and Paypal. Everyone that submits tips will be entered to win prizes being donated by businesses throughout the region. We encourage you to share with your staffs and/or colleagues that may be impacted during this difficult time.
  • If you, your team or guests need help with transportation, Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle is still in operation and available as a resource. Owner Trent Griffin-Braaf has indicated you can contact him directly at 518-878-3136.
  • The Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region and the United Way have partnered to create a COVID-19 Relief Fund. To donate or learn how to apply for relief, visit their website.
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