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Coronavirus Resources for Wineries
Below we have provided a variety of resources to help with your response to COVID-19. Please submit your questions to Sam Filler, Executive Director of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation HERE.
We invite you to our join our New York Wine Industry: COVID-19 Resources Facebook group dedicated to sharing resources relevant to the community. We will continue to monitor the ever-changing situation regarding increased safeguards at the local, state, and federal levels to help stem the spread of COVID-19. We hope that this online forum will serve as a place for our community to share information as it becomes available.
You can also reach out to your county health department. Click here for contact information for your county health department.
It is important to advise sick employees or those who may have encountered someone who is contagious to stay home. Food safety and biosecurity are always priorities on farms and this virus doesn’t change that. Farms must continue to do due diligence in the face of so many unknowns. New York State’s website has the latest information on the virus as well as a host of tips and best practices that you can use to prevent the spread of the illness. Click here to access the page.
New York Wine & Grape Foundation Updates
Information on Unemployment Insurance benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Insurance benefits passed in the federal CARES Act:
Wine Economist: Wine & Coronavirus: Assessing the Risks
Wine Spectator: How Will the New Coronavirus Impact the Restaurant and Wine Industries?
Legal Blog: Wine Reserve - A Wine Law Blog Proactive Legal and Compliance Steps for Wineries in a COVID-19 Environment
Families First Coronavirus Response Act [Webinar Recording - March 23rd]
A 2020 Vision for a Safe and Healthy Environment for Wineries & Vineyards [Webinar Recording - March 25th]
Incentives to Reduce, or Eliminate, Your Electric Costs [Webinar Recording - April 15th]
New York Wine & Grape Foundation Operational Changes & Cancellations
In accordance with the New York State workplace reduction mandate, our office in Penn Yan is currently closed. The NYWGF team is continuing to work remotely and is available and ready to help you with any issues, questions, or concerns. You may leave a message at our main phone number: 315-924-3700, and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Alternately, you may email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.The NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting scheduled in New York City has been postponed to September 22, 2020. More information will be released with details when they are available. We appreciate your patience as we work through this unprecedented time.
We have suspended all inbound and outbound international travel related to the Export Program through June 30.