Updated 5.12.20

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 Virtual Events & Webinars 

  • Knowland: Road to Recovery Webinar Series for Hospitality Sales Leaders (no charge to attend) 
    • 4.28.20 (1:00 p.m.): Part 1: Perspectives on Taking Action Today to Stabilize and Protect Your Business: Slide Deck | RecordingKey Takeaways 
    • 5.5.20 (1:00 p.m.): Part 2: Perspectives on Positioning for Rebound: Watch the Recording
    • 5.12.20 (1:00 p.m.) Part 3: Perspectives on the Future New Normal of Events and Meetings: Watch the Recording (new)

NYSH&TA Updates

Schenectady Metroplex Updates


Helpful Resources, Information and Support

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

Local Community Support

  • Calling all local hotel partners: Laura Primiano, General Manager at The Landing Hotel is collecting donations of soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste for local shelters. If you are able to donate any of the above mentioned items, please email Laura directly
  • 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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