Rochester Open Now Guide

Phase One

In developing these plans, businesses will need to consider three main factors.

The first factor is protections for employees and customers. These include possible adjustments to workplace hours and shift design as necessary to reduce density in the workplace; enacting social distancing protocols, and restricting non-essential travel for employees.

The second is changes to the physical workspace, including requiring all employees and customers to wear masks if in frequent close contact with others and implementing strict cleaning and sanitation standards.

The last factor for businesses to consider is implementing processes that meet our changing public health obligations, like screening individuals when they enter the workplace, or reporting confirmed positives to customers. While these processes will vary from business to business, almost everyone will have to adapt, in some way or another, to our new normal.

The State has created and deployed the New York Forward Reopening Advisory Board, to help guide the state’s reopening strategy and develop industry specific safety guidelines, and regions should consider them a resource throughout this process. The advisory board is chaired by former Secretaries to the Governor Steve Cohen and Bill Mulrow and includes over 100 business, community, and civic leaders from industries across the state.

Here is a running list of businesses that have re-opened for you to check out!

To add a business to the list, click here.

To view restaurants open for takeout, click here.

Home Services

Airquip Heating and Air Conditioning - Heating and Air Conditioning. Covid-19 Compliant. Call 585-641-3080 or visit their website. Located at 830 Linden Ave, Rochester, NY 14625.

Christian Flooring & More - Flooring. Covid-19 compliant, appointment only. Please email for appointments due to limited staff.

John Betlem Heating and Cooling Inc - Residential and Commercial Heating HVAC and Electrical services. Covid-19 Compliant. Call 585-271-8888 or visit their website. Located at 898 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Ryan Services - Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Fire Protection. Covid-19 Compliant. Call 585-232-5555 or visit their website. Located at 11 Comfort St, Rochester, NY 14620


Spitale Laser Spa Salon - All appointments must be scheduled, please wear a mask and you will be screened a series of questions regarding Covid-19. Call 585-256-3490 or visit their website for details and guidelines. Located at


Charisma Jewelers - Open for curbside service. Call 585-227-7700 or visit their website to make a purchase. Located at 2330 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626.

Once Upon A Child - By appointment only, selling of gently used children's clothing and toys. Victor, Webster, Henrietta locations open. Visit their website and Facebook Page to view guidelines and details.

Vehicle Services

Hoselton Auto Mall - Sales department open by appointment only. Services department open. Call 585-586-7373 or visit their website to schedule any appointment. Located at 909 Fairport Rd, East Rochester, NY 14445

Van Bortel - Appointments only for sales. Service and Parts departments open at each dealership.

Vision Automotive Group Dealerships - Open by appointment only. Call 585-446-5051 or visit their website.

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