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Erie Canalway National Heritage CorridorWaterford, N.Y. – With New York State beginning to open more and an increase in gathering sizes allowed in public spaces, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, has opened a call for applications for 2021 canal-related event funding.

Municipalities and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations may apply for $500 sponsorships for events that promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, or recreational resources throughout the Canalway Corridor. Events that actively include or serve people with disabilities or people from underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

NYS - Making Progress HappenWhile No Longer Required, Quarantine After Domestic Travel is Still Advised as Added Precaution

Mandatory Quarantine Remains in Effect for International Travelers

All Travelers Covered Must Continue to Fill Out Traveler Health Form Upon Arrival Into New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory starting April 1st. While no longer required, the NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. All travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Individuals should continue strict adherence to all safety guidelines to stop the spread - wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding gatherings.

NYS - Making Progress HappenNew York City Restaurants Will Remain at 35 Percent Capacity

4,789 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide; Lowest Since December 6

999 Patients in the ICU; ICU Patients Fall Below 1,000 For First Time Since December 9

682 Intubated
Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.98%

59 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that restaurants outside of New York City, which have been operating at 50 percent capacity, can now move to 75 percent capacity starting March 19. The data has shown that restaurants can operate safely and in accordance with strict health protocols at 75 percent capacity. New York City restaurant capacity will remain at 35 percent capacity.

Tara KitchenSchenectady, N.Y. (March 5, 2021) – Diners in Schenectady County will have a new reason to celebrate March Madness!

Diners who spend a minimum of $20.21 per check (dine in or take out) will be entered to win a $50 gift card to a Schenectady County Restaurant of choice. We will choose (1) winner every Monday and a grand prize winner will be chosen April 5! The grand prize will be a $100 gift card to a Schenectady County restaurant of choice, (1) Schenectady Ale Trail Passport and swag!…

NYS - Making Progress HappenVenues Will Be Able to Host Up to 100 People Indoors and Up to 200 People Outdoors; With Testing, Up to 150 People Indoors and Up to 500 People Outdoors; Social Distancing and Face Coverings Required

Domestic Travelers No Longer Required to Quarantine or Test-Out Within 90 Days of Full Vaccination; International Travelers Must Continue to Follow CDC Guidance

Beginning March 22, Outdoor Residential Gatherings Expanded to 25 People;

Non-Residential Social Gatherings Expanded to 100 People Indoors and 200 People Outdoors

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.

Schoharie Digital Concierge CoverSchoharie, N.Y. – Destination Marketing Corporation (DMC), the contracted Tourism Promotion Agent for Schoharie County announces the 2021 Digital Concierge. This interactive flipbook will serve as the County’s travel guide.  Due to funding constraints caused by COVID-19, the Tourism Marketing Committee opted to produce a digital guide for 2021. Approximately $20,000 of funding that would have otherwise been spent on printing and distributing a physical travel guide has been redirected to digital advertising.

Centerway Square courtesy Brian MaloneyCorning, NY – Town squares are much more than quaint spots in the center of town adorned with cobblestone paths, benches for chatting or repose, and a stage of some sort or a fountain. They are integral and culturally significant parts of small town life. Located, metaphorically, in the heart of town, these gathering places have historically been sites for markets, political rallies, entertainment and music. Around them, you will often find thriving shops and restaurants. And emanating from them, you can often feel the very pulse of the community. Exemplifying these traits and more, Corning’s Centerway Square has been voted Best Public Square in the country as part of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for 2021.

Seneca Lake Wine TrailWatkins Glen, NY – The Seneca Lake Wine Trail raises a glass and offers congratulations to the eight member wineries who won 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 honors during the New York Wine Classic hosted by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute.

Best in Class award winners from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail include:

·         Best Cabernet Franc - Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2019 T23 Unoaked Cabernet Franc

·         Best Ice Wine - Boundary Breaks 2019 Riesling Ice Wine…

NYS - Making Progress HappenCamps Can Begin to Plan for Summer Opening

25 Percent Capacity Limit in Indoor Family Entertainment Centers and Places of Amusement; 33 Percent Capacity Limit in Outdoor Amusement Parks

All Facilities Must Submit Reopening Plans with Health Protocols to Local Health Department

Face Coverings and Social Distancing Required for Customers and Staff; Health Screening with Temperature Checks Required for All Customers Prior to Entry

Day and Overnight Summer Camps Can Begin to Plan for Reopening; Department of Health Will Issue Guidance in the Coming Weeks

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement can open with a 25 percent capacity limit beginning Friday, March 26. Outdoor amusement parks can open with a 33 percent capacity limit beginning Friday, April 9.

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