COVID-19 Updates

GACoC Office Hours Update

Thank you for your understanding during these constantly changing times! Our office is currently closed and our staff is working remotely to check in with members.


Special Updates for Member Businesses

Dear Businesses & Community Members,
Please see the recently compiled list of updates and announcements that our members have shared or made available to us as of today (4.16.2020). This listing offers information on local and regional business operations as well as available resources with helpful links for your business or organization. If you have an update or announcement that you would like to have added to the next version of this list, please email us at

We look forward to being able to work closely with you again soon.
The Chamber Team

*Please Note: This page will be updated weekly to the best of our ability, offering news and updates regarding our members’ special offerings, temporary business hours and any other announcements to keep operational during these changing times.* Updated 4/30/2020

Restaurants Hours Pick-Up/Delivery Other info
B&D Market Mon-Sat 10am-3pm Grab and go options  
Bagels and Cakes Mon-Fri 6am-8pm

Sat 7 am-8 pm

Sun 7am-4pm

Both are available
Beef and Brew All 11 am-8pm Takeout-available

Delivery-available within Geneva city limits

Bella’s Sicilian Ristorante All 5pm-8:30pm Takeout only Start accepting orders at 4 pm. Check Facebook for updates
Cam’s Pizzeria Mon-Thurs 11 am-8 pm

Friday 11am-2am

Sat 11am-9pm

Sun 1pm-8pm

Delivery available The driver will notify when they arrive
Ciccino’s Pizzeria and Restaurant-Geneva location Regular hours Takeout and Delivery
Cosentino’s CLOSED
del Lago Resort & Casino CLOSED Check Facebook for ticket event status
Eddie O’Briens Open-Flexing Hours Takeout only Check Facebook page updated daily
El Morro Mon-Sat 10am-8pm


Takeout and Delivery Curbside available if paid with a credit card
Finger Lakes Sausage and Beer All-4pm-7pm Takeout and Delivery
Geneva Gelato Regular hours Takeout available Pints available for takeout
Halsey’s CLOSED Check Facebook for updates
Kelly’s Irish Pub CLOSED
Kindred Fare Regular hours Takeout only
Main Moon CLOSED
McDonalds of Geneva Regular hours Drive-thru only Takeout available via Doordash, Grub hub, Etc…
Parker’s Grille CLOSED
Pedulla’s Wine and Liquor Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Deliveries 12pm-5pm

Curbside pick-up available
Ports Café CLOSED
Red Jacket Orchards and Fruit Café Regular hours Curbside and delivery
Simple Sweets Bakery Regular hours Curbside and Delivery options Order form here or call into the shop (315) 759-3382
The Cobblestone Restaurant CLOSED
The Elephant Restaurant All 2pm-8pm Takeout and Delivery available
Torrey Park Grill Open every day except Tuesday 4 pm-8 pm Takeout
Vonnie’s Boathouse CLOSED
Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Regular Hours Takeout and Delivery available
Water Street Cafe All- 7am-2pm Takeout and local Delivery Open 7 days a week- 7 am-2 pm
Wegmans of Geneva All 7am-10pm
Wineries/Breweries Hours Phone Number
Billsboro Winery Tasting Room is closed- visit their website to order wine online Check Facebook page for updates


Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars Curbside Pick-up M-F 10am-4pm Check Facebook page for updates

(607) 582-6011

Three Brothers Wineries and Estates Curbside Pick-up from 12-4 pm  

Check Facebook page for updates

(315) 585-4432

Ventosa Vineyards Curbside Pick-up from 12-4 pm  

Check Facebook page for updates

(315) 719-0000

Wagner Vineyards Winery Curbside Pick-up 12-4pm Check Facebook page for updates

(607) 582-6450

Zugibe Vineyards Online ordering

Curbside Pick-up

Check Facebook page for updates

(315) 585-6402

WeBe Brewing Company Curbside Pick-Up Check Facebook page for updates


Professional Services Hours Announcements
Community Bank Regular hours Lobbies close- drive-thru only
Lyons National Bank Regular hours Lobbies close- drive-thru only
Five Star Bank Regular hours Lobbies close- drive-thru only
Finger Lakes Partners Insurance Regular hours Please call or email- refrain from stopping in
Bank of the Finger Lakes 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Lobbies close- drive-thru only
Howard Hanna Real Estate service- Geneva Virtual Office is open for business! Call or text Branch Manager, Christie Nasello


Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union ATM & Night drop services are available, transactions will e processed throughout the day Lobbies close- drive-thru only

Certain services are available by appointment only

Generations Bank Regular Hours Lobbies closed- drive-thru only


Reliant Community Credit Union Extended Hours at Drive-thru Windows M-F 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Sat: 9:00AM-1:00PM


The Summit Federal Credit Union Seneca Falls Location: By Member Appointments only 585-453-7000

Only ATM Open

Automotive Hours Announcements
Tradition Chevrolet The service department is open 315-789-6811
Trombley Tire & Auto Services Inc Regular Hours 315-789-7666
Media Hours Announcements
Finger Lakes Times All articles pertaining to COVID-19 are free on their webpage:
Hotels Hours Announcements
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Geneva Regular Hours 315-787-0530
Mictrotel Inn & Suites Geneva Regular Hours 315-789-7890
Other Hours Announcements
Big Oak Golf Course Open 315-789-9419

Call ahead for tee time

Silver Creek Golf Course Open 315-539-8079

Call ahead for tee time

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy 5:00 pm Saturday Night Dinners @ Boys & Girls Club All meals will be in wrapped up to-go containers. Distributing 250 dinners- Partnering with Geneva Boys & Girls Club & Beef and Brew. 315-759-6060
Geneva Center of Concern Foodbank is open for donations and clients 315-789-1117

Only accepting food donations

Geneva Historical Society Closed to the public Offering stay at home content on their Facebook page
Perfectly Unique Gifts and Home CLOSED Check Facebook page for updates
Weaver View Farms Call ahead first Homemade face masks are available for sale.


Walmart Geneva 7:00 AM-8:30 PM 315-781-3253
Details Salon CLOSED Check Facebook page for more information
Staples Mon-Fri




Health Care Hours Announcements
Finger Lakes Health Regular Hours COVID-19 hotline at (315) 787-5110 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


UR Medicine Thompson Health Regular Hours COVID-19 support line 1-888-928-0011
WellNow Urgent Care Regular Hours Virtual Visits 24/7

Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years, and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in your state that are suffering substantial economic loss as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Resources for All Businesses

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at  Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email  for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. For complete details on SBA, visit

SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process at

Unemployment Insurance

  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s guidance on unemployment insurance provides significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide UI benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where:
    • An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work;
    • An individual is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work after the quarantine is over; and
    • An individual leaves employment due to a risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member. In addition, federal law does not require an employee to quit in order to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.
  • Extension of benefits:
    • Laid-off workers are allowed to receive regular unemployment benefits for as long as 26 weeks in New York.
    • After exhausting those benefits, individuals in states with rising unemployment can qualify for an additional 13 weeks of benefits through the Extended Benefits program. New York state has not yet qualified for these Extended Benefits, but will post the information online once it is available.
  • Eligible employees: Currently, the self-employed and independent contractors are not eligible for unemployment benefits. However, discussions are currently happening in Congress to temporarily expand benefits to these individuals.
  • Resources:

Paid Sick and Family Leave

  • Both the federal government and New York state are requiring certain employers to provide paid sick and family leave to their employees.
  • The question was raised regarding how the federal tax credit will interact with the state requirements
    • Answer: to the extent that the two requirements overlap, the federal tax credit will cover the costs imposed by the state requirements. However, where the state requirements go beyond the federal requirements (whether in time of leave of wage amount covered), the federal tax credit will not cover those expenses.

Essential Businesses

  • Governor Cuomo announced an executive order implanting a policy that all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22.
  • Guidance from New York state regarding “essential businesses” can be found here.


A Message from Paychex

To address the immediate need of employees affected by COVID-19 who are subject to mandatory or precautionary orders of quarantine or isolation, the new law provides the following:

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and a net income less than $1 million will provide their workers:

-Job protection for the duration of the quarantine order

-Guaranteed access to Paid Family Leave and disability benefits (short-term disability) for the period of quarantine including wage replacement for their salaries up to $150,000. Here’s how to apply for Paid Family Leave and disability benefits.

Employers with 11-99 employees and employers with 10 or fewer employees and a net income greater than $1 million will provide their workers:

  • At least 5 days of paid sick leave
  • Job protection for the duration of the quarantine order
  • Guaranteed access to Paid Family Leave and disability benefits (short-term disability) for the period of quarantine including wage replacement for their salaries up to $150,000. Here’s how to apply for Paid Family Leave and disability benefits.

Employers with 100 or more employees, as well as all public employers (regardless of number of employees), will provide their workers:

  • At least 14 days of paid sick leave
  • Guaranteed job protection for the duration of the quarantine order

The provisions of the quarantine legislation took effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature, ensuring that New York workers are able to take advantage of these benefits now.

Additional Notes:

QuestionsCall the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline: 1-888-364-3065


Nick Peters

(315) 314-0171


Personal Health Resources

WellNow Urgent Care is here to support the Geneva community during this difficult time, providing options for safe, accessible and reliable healthcare. They are disinfecting their facilities and using protective gear per the CDC guidelines, rearranging waiting rooms to adhere to social distancing, and performing in-car triage at all locations in order to help minimize exposure to COVID-19. You can also choose to access a WellNow provider through your smart device, no matter where you are or what time it is with WellNow Virtual Medical.

Whatever your non-life-threatening illness or injury is, your health is a priority–on-screen and in-person at WellNow Urgent Care.

Visit your local facility or start your virtual visit now

Information from the CDC is constantly being updated and is one of the best resources to follow.

A report from the CDC concerning mental health during COVID-19


Excellus BlueCross BlueShield:


A Message from Seneca Lake Wine Trail 

COVID-19 Resources

  1. SLA Guidance on Restrictions, To-Go & Delivery, and Q&A. This addresses what the Governor’s restrictions mean for wineries, who and what stores have to close, as well as answers to FAQs.
  2. Ag & Markets- Specific Guidelines related to “essential businesses”. This addresses how the Governor’s mandates on mass gatherings and workforce reductions impact wineries.
  3. Essential Business List from Empire State Development. This list will tell you what is defined as an essential business. Liquor stores, for example, are essential businesses.
  4. Guidance related to employment questions from the Department of Labor for farmers and in general.
  5. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance
  6. TTB: Visit the Main TTB website for all current updates. 
  7. Department of Health Guidelines. Lots of general information about the virus, what businesses must close, etc.
  8. Looking to reach your political representatives? Find them here.
  9. Department of Labor: Questions about Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor standards act
  10. Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID-19 Overview
  11. Occupational Safety and Health Administration: COVID-19 Control and Prevention


This list resides on the Wine Trail’s Google Drive. Each winery member and their staff team has access to that page, which includes a slew of resources. We launched this long before Covid19 became a thing, so that wineries could access resources (such as meeting calendars, event-based information (like historic attendance, etc.), membership benefits, and so on). Google Drive is a great way to share information with your membership that you don’t necessarily want the public to see. If you want assistance on setting something similar up for your organization, feel free to reach out to me. I’m happy to help!

Important updates related to our upcoming events:

  1. Spring Wine and Cheese (scheduled for April 17-19, 2020) has been postponed to May 15-17, 2020. Ticket sales are on pause until May 1, 2020, when we hope to be able to make a more informed decision based upon the current state of affairs at that time as well as any government mandate that may be in place.
  2. Flights and Bites (scheduled for May 2, 2020) will be tentatively postponed to a later date altogether. That is to be determined at the next Special Events Committee meeting on April 3. We’ll share that with you as soon as we have something solid in place.
  3. No decisions will be issued related to Smokin’ Summer Kickoff until we are closer to the event. Hopefully we’ll be able to make a decision after May 1, 2020.
  4. We will extend Polar Passports and Wine Weekday Passports through the end of the year – 12/31/2020.


Brittany Gibson

Executive Director

2 N. Franklin Street, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

607-535-8080 |

Grown Here. Made Here.


Geneva Business Improvement District Update:

Dear Friends of Geneva BID,

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we’re closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our Downtown Geneva Business District has been dramatically impacted by the Coronavirus. Although some businesses have temporarily closed, others are trying to remain open. In these difficult times we need to support each other. Please continue to patronize the downtown businesses that remain open. This includes banks, insurance agencies, real estate offices, providers of professional services, and some retail stores. To the extent possible, consider doing business remotely via the phone or the Internet.

Despite the mandated limits on bars and restaurants, many remain open for take-out service, including:

B & D Market 315-759-5968

Beef & Brew 315-789-7770

Bella’s Sicilian Rest. 315-759-5404

Cam’s 315-789-6297

Char Burritto 315-759-5969

Ciccino’s 315-789-4613

Eddie O’Brien’s 315-789-7999

El Morro 315-789-5295

F.L.X. Fry Bird 315-789-1613

F.L.X. Provisions 315-670-1412

Flavors 585-412-6342

Geneva Gelato 315-759-6024

Ichiro 315-789-8889

Main Moon 315-789-5106

Mark’s Pizzeria 315-719-0205

OPUS 315-759-5388

Simple Sweets 315-759-3382

The Captain’s Room 315-781-0122

The Elephant 315-759-6048

The Rusty Pig 315-325-4548

Twisted Calzone 315-325-4145

Water Street Café 315-789-2560

Please place your orders online or via phone. 


This is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation. Let us know if we should revise this list which has been posted on the BID Facebook page We apologize if we missed anyone and promise to update the list as needed. Please consider forwarding this email to your local contacts. Please also ‘like’ the Geneva BID Facebook page and post listing restaurants that remain open for takeout service. Be safe and continue to patronize local downtown Geneva businesses. All Downtown businesses – not just the food and beverage purveyors – need your support.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will practice social distancing. We have temporarily closed our office to protect and care for those who work with us, our customers, and the public. We will miss seeing you, but we’re still available online via email (, where service remains uninterrupted. You can also call us at (315) 789-0102 and leave a voice mail as well as find us on our social channels (Facebook) to keep updated. We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our customers and communities as needed. For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at or your local health department’s website.


Geneva Business Improvement District

(315) 789-0102