At this time, accommodations are listed as essential and there is no specific guidance for the industry.

Below is guidance for compliance for all essential businesses.

We will update this if more specific guidance becomes available.



Click here for Sample Signs for Businesses

Hand sanitizer is available from Tioga County Public Health. Call 607-687-8600

For a list of PPE Vendors, click here: PPE Vendor List

Please take the following steps to be in compliance with NYS requirements for reopening.


  1. Review the Guidelines for Retail and Essential Businesses: NYS GUIDANCE FOR RETAIL AND ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES


2. Fill out, print and post your NYS Safety Plan in a conspicuous location at your business and on your website if you have one. You do not have to post it to your social media: NYS BUSINESS REOPENING PLAN


3. Review the detailed guidance and affirm you business with NYS:


Read more on the detailed guidelines here.


Allowable Activities: Overnight accommodations

Capacity: No more than 50% capacity at one time based on your Certificate of Occupancy.

Face Masks: Customers must wear face covering unless they are under the age of two or cannot wear them for medical reason (you can’t ask for documentation). Management must deny entry to persons not wearing a mask. Employers are responsible for providing appropriate masks for staff. See OSHA guidelines here.

Employee Health Screenings: Health screenings of employees must be done daily and record kept. See a sample Health Screening sign and log here. Temperature checks are not required.

Cleaning: Click here for CDC guidance on cleaning procedures during Covid-19. See below for sample cleaning policies and cleaning logs.


Questions about cleaning? Contact Tioga County Public Health Sanitarian Dan Scherrer at 607-687-3487.

You can find industry Best Practices from the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association here: