Coronavirus Update and Travel Information
Updated: January 1, 2021
As of June 30, 2020, Western New York, including Niagara Falls USA is in the fourth phase of reopening. We continue to closely monitor changes and developments as they occur and are regularly having conversations with leaders and experts in our industry. We will continue to share the most timely and accurate information possible regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19.
As of December 14, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state has updated COVID-19 cluster zone areas. Niagara Falls and other areas within Niagara County are in the Yellow Zone — Precautionary Zone.
- Houses of worship go to 50% capacity
- Nonresidential gatherings are limited to 25 people maximum, indoor and outdoor; residential gatherings are capped at 10 people – indoor or outdoor
- Indoor and outdoor dining has a four-person maximum per table, and bars and restaurants close at 10 p.m. for on-premises consumption
- Businesses remain open
- Schools: Open with mandatory 20% weekly testing of in-person students and faculty
All Niagara Falls USA destination partners and businesses are taking the necessary precautions and making safety protocol changes to keep each other safe, including practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. Unified in Safety is a shared commitment for all of us to stay safe and healthy, while following recommended public health guidelines. Safety is everyone's responsibility.
COVID-19 Travel Advisory for New York State
For any traveler to New York State from a noncontiguous state, US territory or CDC level 2 and higher country, the new guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 10-day quarantine can be found here.
Now Open in Niagara Falls, NY and Niagara Falls USA
If you are currently in the destination or planning for future travels, we strongly advise you to contact the business and/or organization directly for the most up-to-date information.
Healthy Travel Practices
- Wash and clean your hands often
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cough/sneeze into your elbow
- Avoid close contact with others; keep 6 feet distance of physical distance from others
- Wear a face cloth covering in public
- Be aware of latest travel advisories from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Re-Opening Partner Resources
- Unified in Safety Commitment
- New York Forward: Industries Reopening by Phase
- Niagara County Center for Economic Development: COVID-19 Resource Page
- US Travel Association: Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers
- American Hotel & Lodging Association: Enhanced Industry-wide Hotel Cleaning Standards in response to COVID-19
- The Global Association for the Attractions Industry: COVID-19 Reopening Guidance