Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Networking Breakfasts have been suspended until further notice.
CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated people, defined as two or more weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. However, masks should still be worn by people who are not fully vaccinated and in some indoor situations. More Information Here.
Beginning May 19, New York State will adopt the CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People for most business and public settings. Effective May 19, most business capacities—which are currently based upon percentage of maximum occupancy—will be removed. Businesses will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet. Many restaurants continue to offer takeout or delivery service.
Local businesses can still require face masks while in their establishments, vaccinated or not–please respect this.
We are offering our social media platforms to help get the word out about changes and updates to our member businesses and organizations. Our social media committee will be monitoring and sharing your posts as much as possible, but please do tag us (Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association) so we don’t miss any. We suggest business members take advantage of our Ballston Spa BSBPA Member News and Deals Facebook group, which is open to join for you to post your information. Furthermore, you can email your information to email@example.com
We are a Village of Friends and we support each other. Stay informed and positive—we are Stronger Together Ballston Spa.
Information and Guidelines
Saratoga County has set up a new “Vaccine Recipient Interest List.” On this site, you can see the entire list of current eligible recipient categories for the COVID vaccine. If you are eligible for a vaccine from the County, you will be asked to indicate which category makes you eligible. You can then sign up to be on the list. This is NOT a guarantee of a shot. This does NOT allow you to schedule a shot. The Saratoga County Public Health department will use the data collected from this site to sort, determine and reach out to Saratoga County residents when shots become available.
More Resource Links:
Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Resources for Mental Health support. The COVID-19 pandemic may cause or exacerbate feelings of depression, anxiety or self harm. Here are some resources that can help guide and inform:
Each business and organization should develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A business may fill out this template to fulfill the requirement, or may develop its own Safety Plan.
Your plan does not need to be submitted to a state agency for approval. You do need to retain a copy of your plan on the premises of the business and it must be made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.
Group events must also follow Safety Plan guidelines.
Food Pantry Information: