Madison County Recovery Task Force Information

Madison County has established a Recovery Task Force comprised of members from the Private and Public Sector to form a multi-disciplinary group focused on the recovery from COVID-19 in Madison County. Madison County is also part of the Central New York Regional Control Room which includes Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. The regional control room will monitor regional metrics during the reopening process. 

The Recovery Task Force is spearheaded by Kipp Hicks, Director of the Industrial Development Agency, and comprised of a variety of community members from both the Private and Public Sector including Madison County Board of Supervisors members, Office of Emergency Management staff, local school and college administrators, hospital leaders, small businesses and more.

Below is the most current COVID-19 Workplace Recovery Guide and Toolkit for Employers created by Madison County as well as the NY Forward business re-opening safety plan template. Please feel free to use these resources as a starting point for your re-opening plan. The Madison County general guidance document is a working draft and will be updated as more information becomes available.

 Madison County General Guidance for Recovery 5.13.20

Example of a Daily Employee Self-Checklist

NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template 

This guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in nonhealthcare settings. 

Due to the evolving understanding of the world’s knowledge of COVID-19, it is expected that recommendations will change and adapt along with our understanding of this virus and how it spreads. 

Individual associations and governing regulatory bodies are also publishing guidance. This publication is NOT intended to replace any guidance from any regulatory agency. This is supplemental guidance. 

Details not specifically addressed in this interim guidance will be left up to your best judgment at the time decisions are made. Be prepared to be flexible and to adapt to changes in future recommendations. 

Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin and be sure to maintain confidentiality of people with confirmed coronavirus infection. 

This guidance supports the Objective for Madison County’s Recovery Task Force: 

  • Develop a responsible plan for reopening specific business segments supported by policies addressing PPE; Social Distancing; Hygiene, Monitoring; Customer Interactions; Business Partner Interactions and actions to be taken for sick employees, ready for implementation by the NYS Governor’s target date.


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