Since March, our communities in Yates County have been working diligently to lessen the spread of COVID-19 in the Finger Lakes Region. The safety of the residents of Yates County and those who visit is our top priority, so we encourage all to follow the guidance that has been issued by New York State Public Health officials and the Governor. We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19, and we are committed to providing resources for businesses, updates and information for those who live, work and visit here. For the most thorough, detailed information please visit

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  • New York State has issued a travel advisory for anyone entering the state from states or territories that are experiencing recent, significant, community-wide spread of COVID-19. For a list of states and territories that meet the criteria for required quarantine, visit


  • On 10/20/20, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that our neighboring states, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut meet the criteria for the travel advisory. They were not placed on the list of restricted states, but nonessential travel from these three states are discouraged. This is not a travel ban or executive order by NYS, but those traveling from these states should be mindful and respectful of this update. This recommendation is in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 from those traveling from areas that have high infection rates. The discouragement of nonessential travel will be removed only when numbers no longer meet the travel advisory criteria. Visit

    Yates County Resources:

    Yates County Public Health

    Official Yates County Government Covid-19 Updates

    Yates County Chamber of Commerce Be Local, Buy Local Gift Certificate and Bonus Bucks Program

    FLX Lunch Website (Restaurant Listings, Information and Daily Specials)

    Covid-19 Resources Your Business

    Planning Resources – Visiting Yates County