Mayor Madden Issues Update on Phase 3 Reopening, Outdoor Dining Guidelines for Troy Restaurants

Mayor Madden Issues Update on Phase 3 Reopening, Outdoor Dining Guidelines for Troy Restaurants

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2020

Mayor Madden Issues Update on Phase 3 Reopening, Outdoor Dining Guidelines for Troy Restaurants

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today issued an update on reopening of the Capital Region under Phase 3 of the New York Forward plan, scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 17th. Additionally, the City announced guidelines and application process for expansion of outdoor dining and alcohol consumption for Collar City restaurants and breweries.

Mayor Madden said, “We’re excited to safely enter Phase 3 of the New York Forward plan beginning Wednesday. At this time, we’re continuing to work with our merchants, small businesses, and partners to expand outdoor dining and other opportunities to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy Troy while following guidelines from public health officials. Cooperation from the public will ensure a successful reopening under Phase 3, and we remind the public to follow guidelines for public health, including wearing a mask.”

The Capital Region is currently operating under Phase 2 of the New York Forward plan, and is scheduled to enter Phase 3 tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17th.

The following industries are scheduled to reopen under Phase 3:

  • Food Services
  • Personal Care

Non-essential businesses permitted to reopen under Phase 3 of NY-Forward must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how their workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, including guidelines for industries reopening under Phase 3, visit http://forward.ny.gov

Outdoor Dining

Under directive from Governor Cuomo, outdoor dining has been permitted under Phase 2 of the New York Forward plan. Restaurants in the Collar City wishing to utilize public space for outdoor dining at their establishment must submit a special event permit application and supporting documents outlined in the permit addendum form.

Restaurants & businesses with an existing SLA license who wish to serve alcohol must also submit an SLA extension of licensed premises form with their special event application.

All materials must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office per application instructions. The special permit application fee has been temporarily waived, and the City is working to expedite approvals for outdoor dining applications. Please ensure all required documentation is included with your application to avoid a delay in approval.

For questions on the outdoor dining program please contact Dylan Turek, City Economic Development Coordinator, at [email protected] or (518) 279-7412. Additional resources, including links for available business assistance programs, is available at www.troyny.gov/smallbizhelp  

Additional NYS resources and guidance documents:

More information and resources for businesses is available from the Downtown Troy BID and Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Prevention

Mayor Madden is reminding Troy residents to follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing your hands with soap, and getting tested if you experience symptoms.

For more info, visit www.health.ny.gov/coronavirus

To learn more about how the City of Troy is responding the coronavirus pandemic, visit www.troyny.gov/coronavirus

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