For Businesses

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for businesses and workplaces. This page provides guidance for essential employers to keep employees and the public safe as well as resources for workers. As we progress through reopening in Onondaga County, guidance is available in the Onondaga County Workplace Recovery Guide, at New York Forward, or see this tool from CDC to assist businesses in making reopening decisions.

If you have specific reopening questions, email reopen@ongov.net or call 315.435.2210. If you are concerned about a business following guidelines, you may report a complaint here.

Please note, by emergency order, if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 and had been working during the infectious period, employers are required to provide their employee roster (with contact information) to the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD). In these cases, employers must identify and designate a staff person who can assist OCHD during case and contact investigation.