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. Read the Summary Guidelines here.


2. Fill out and post your NYS Safety Plan Template: NYS BUSINESS REOPENING PLAN


3. Affirm you business with NYS:


Allowable Activities: In-Store Shopping, Curbside Pick-Up and In-Store Pick-Up for both Essential and Non-Essential Retail Businesses

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 (businesses cannot ask for documentation). 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.

For more information on retail in New York State, visit the Retail Council of New York State at