Executive Continues To Answer Questions Ahead Of Phase Three Reopening

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MAYVILLE – As business continues to reopen in Chautauqua County local officials say they field dozens of calls a day to help clarify reopening procedures.

Executive PJ Wendel, speaking during what will likely be one of the last COVID-19 press conference updates, told WNYNewsNow since reopening began, he has been in constant communication with area businesses to help answer their questions.

“Ten or more a day reach out to us, whether it’s calling our office, via emails, or my Facebook page,” said Wendel.  “Getting businesses back, getting them open and finding out how do we fit them into this niche, how do we get them to open up safely and effectively. A lot of times it is just a simply question.”

Western New York is expected to enter Phase 3 of reopening on Tuesday.

Wendel urges all businesses in Chautauqua County to visit the state’s website and create a reopening plan. He also asked everyone in the community to go out and spend local.

“Get out, spend local, support our local business: restaurants, diners, retailers, that’s really the key to all of this, getting that local economy up and moving,” explained Wendel. “Our comeback will be far greater than our set back as we emerge from COVID-19 and the PAUSE, we will be able to demonstrate just how well we come out of this and how successful we can be.”

Phase Three of reopening includes indoor dining and personal care services like nail salons, massage/spa, and tattoo studios.


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