Capital Region Guide to Reopening

Updated: August 31, 2021

As the Capital Region economy reopens, businesses large and small have many considerations and concerns on how to do so safely and effectively. Supporting local businesses will be critical to the economic recovery of our community and state.

Reopening your doors likely won’t look like returning to business as usual. We know there are questions for businesses of all sizes in all industries as you move forward – and, in many cases, alter your business operations.

Based on best practices and expert recommendations, the Capital Region Chamber is providing the following guidelines and suggestions to assist members in efforts to open your doors and support and protect employees and customers as you navigate this changing landscape.

As plans for your business come together, they will be strengthened by what you learn from other industry members, community businesses and neighbors. Communicate and collaborate with your employees, vendors, customers, supply chain and the larger community so that, together, we are sharing best practices during this unique time.

As we continue to navigate this new and ever-changing landscape, know that your Chamber is here for you and beside you. The Capital Region Chamber is united to drive economic prosperity with one voice, one mission, for one region. We thank you for your support and encourage you to contact us if you need anything.

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DISCLAIMER Please be advised that some or all of the information contained in this document may not be applicable to some businesses or places of work and may not include all information necessary for certain businesses and places of work. This document does not attempt to address any health, safety and other workplace requirements in place prior to the age of COVID-19. As COVID circumstances continue to evolve, so will the public health and safety recommendations and requirements, and as a result this document may not include all current governmental or health expert requirements and recommendations. We strongly advise that before implementing any of the practices and procedures contained herein, you carefully evaluate all and consult with your own legal counsel and other advisors regarding the legality, applicability and potential efficacy of this information in your place of business and to determine what if any other recommendations or requirements may apply to your business. The Capital Region Chamber is not responsible for any circumstances arising out of, or related to, the adoption, or decision not to adopt, any of the practices or procedures contained in this guide.