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Incoming Travel Advisory: all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days

#TogetherAgain is our attempt to let you know. We have missed you. We have missed being able to share with you the things about which we are so passionate. Our dreams and our creations. The delicious wine and beer. The great food. The incredible outdoor experiences. The quaint towns and warm welcoming people. The good times we’ve come to know. The ones we’ve had together.

We’ve missed having you walk our streets. Explore our shops. We’ve missed swapping stories and helping you make new ones. Those memories that bring a smile to your face years down the road. The kind that have you laughing all over again. Yeah, we’ve missed all that. 

And we’re very excited for the chance to be Together Again. 

 

Here in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes people come first. That means our locals and our small business owners. And it means you. Always has! 

Like you, our communities have spent the past months working hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. We’ve been keeping up with the latest guidelines from health authorities, such as the CDC and appropriate government agencies, in an effort to make things safe and to keep them that way.

This is important for the folks who live here. And for folks who can’t wait to return. And we imagine that longing to get away, to slow down and catch your breath, to explore and laugh, to savor every aspect of life has never been stronger than it is right now. 

That’s why, as New York State re-opens, we’re taking precautions designed to promote cleanliness, physical distancing, and reduced contact, yet still offer you a remarkable experience. 

We’re changing how we do some things. Not who we are. We’re still the place you love. We’ve just changed the process. At least for now. And with you in mind. 

While our businesses, accommodations, and attractions have been and continue to work hard to make your visit a safe and memorable experience, to make it exactly what you need it to be, in order to do that we also need you to do your part. So please call ahead to learn how individual attractions and experiences are handling best practices, as well as specific hours of operations and expectations. This is a collaboration, unlike any we’ve had in the past. 

A Shared Responsibility

How can you protect residents and fellow travelers on your next trip? These simple steps can help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and other respiratory viruses:

Social Distancing 

 

  • Where a proper face covering as defined by the CDC when in public and unable to maintain minimum social distancing requirements

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Yes, some things might be different from the last time you visited. But we’re committed to you. Together, we’ll find new ways to create memories you can treasure. When you’re ready to visit, we look forward to being together. Again!

 

We encourage travelers to visit the resources below for official information regarding the Coronavirus.

 

Our Region has met all seven metrics required for the fourth phase of New York State's regional phased reopening plan. To learn more about the phases, safety precautions and requirements, please visit the following links.

 


 

What's Open

We recommend before visiting any of the below businesses, that you contact them directly for current updates and availability.

Restaurants, Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries, are open at limited capacity for indoor dining, and offer outdoor dining, take-out or delivery where available.

Retail establishments are open at a reduced capacity and updated cleaning and social distancing guidelines.

Farm Stands and Farm Markets are open with updated social distancing guidelines in place.

Outdoor recreation, including parks, boating, and other low-risk outdoor activities are open with updated guidelines.

Accommodations are open with increased cleaning and sanitizing standards for your health and safety. Some amenities like swimming pools and on site restaurants may be temporarily closed.

Museums are open with increased cleaning and sanitizing standards for your health and safety.

Some Steuben County events and attractions may be suspended or temporarily closed due to COVID-19. As you consider future travel plans, please contact attractions, venues and event organizers directly for the most up-to-date information. 


What Remains Temporarily Closed

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders, the following businesses remain temporarily closed:

  • Malls; specifically, any indoor common portions of retail shopping malls with 100,000 or more square feet of retail space available for lease must remain closed to the public; however, any stores without their own external entrance(s) may operate via curbside pickup in Phase 1 and 2 providing purchased items to customers at or near the general mall entrance and any stores with their own external entrance(s) separate from the general mall entrance (e.g. strip malls, anchor tenants), may open for curbside and in-store pickup in Phase 1 and all in-store retail activities in Phase 2;
  • Large gathering/event venues, including but not limited to establishments that host concerts, conferences, or other in-person performances or presentations in front of an in-person audience;
  • Gyms, fitness centers, and exercise classes, except for remote or streaming services;
  • Video lottery and casino gaming facilities;
  • Movie theaters, except drive-ins; and
  • Places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to, locations with amusement rides, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, family and children’s attractions.

 

Share Your #TogetherAgain Experience

Official Sweepstakes Rules: Snap an image of your #TogetherAgain experience as you venture out into the world again and tag it on Instagram to be entered to win some cool prizes! To qualify, the image must reflect our beautiful Steuben County or Finger Lakes area and be tagged with #TogetherAgain.  Images from other locations beyond the Finger Lakes will not be included.  No purchase necessary. Open to all ages.  Sweepstakes will run June 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020.  Winners will be selected by random and will be contacted Friday July 17, 2020.  Sweepstakes sponsored by Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. CorningFingerLakes.com STEUBEN COUNTY CVB 1 W Market Street, Suite 201, Corning, NY.