Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce wants to support our local businesses, community, and visitors to our area in preparing for and having the most up-to-date information possible about the Coronavirus. Here are some resources to help, and ways you can support our business community during these challenging times. As always, please call our office at (607) 547-9983 or e-mail with any questions or information you’d like us to share.

National & New York State Information

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

NYS Department of Health:

Otsego County COVID-19 Information Center:


Bassett Healthcare

Bassett Healthcare Network has a COVID-19 readiness workgroup that has been meeting weekly since the outbreak of respiratory disease by a novel (new) coronavirus, first detected in China, was declared a “public health emergency of international concern” January 30 of this year. In response to the outbreak and continued spread, Bassett’s coronavirus workgroup has instituted a number of precautionary measures and continues to educate staff, practitioners and patients, as well as monitor for symptoms and travel.

Bassett continues to closely monitor the current situation and guidelines from the CDC and NYS DOH, and adjust the network’s response as needed.

Bassett has a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 updates: 

They also have a COVID-19 hotline: 607-547-5555

More National & New York State Resources For Businesses

SBA Economic Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program Resources:
Small Business Administration’s Small Business Guide & Loan Resources:

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Webinar on Disaster Loan Basics:

Paycheck Protection Program Information:

CARES Resources:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CARES Act Small Business Guide:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Businesses & Nonprofits Guide & Checklist:

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act:

More from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees
Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus
Customizable Workplace Flyer (Please open this file in the latest version of Chrome or Edge browser, or Adobe software, to customize.)
Response Toolkit (Includes shareable social media graphics.)


New York State Council of Nonprofits:

NYS Liquor Authority:


U.S. Department of Labor:

Empire State Development:

NYS Governor Cuomo’s Paid Sick Leave Bill Announcement:

Guidance on “Essential” Businesses for NYS Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order on 100% Workforce Reduction:

For manufacturers interested in helping local healthcare providers, please e-mail:

Health Insurance

The New York State Department of Health has opened a special enrollment period for individuals who don’t have health insurance. For more information, here are some resources you can contact:

Erik Jankowski, Benefit Specialists: 315.470.1930 /

Shayna Keller, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: O: 315.798.4226 / C: 315.335.8114 /

Promotional Resources for Businesses

Destination Marketing Corp. of Otsego County’s Google Doc of Restaurant Updates:

Support Otsego Website from Sweet Home Productions:

Otsego County COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Support Local Businesses!

We strongly encourage you to Shop Local, as that support of our businesses through these tough times is crucial to their survival. There are many ways to support them now, including purchasing gift cards for later use, and shopping on their websites. Many of our resilient and creative businesses are also offering new ways to patronize their establishments in response to the virus outbreak. Here are some updates from some of our members:

In Stagecoach’s efforts to continue providing our community with safe, healthy food within state and federal guidelines, we are implementing some new procedures, beginning today:

– All orders must be TAKE OUT. There will be no in store dining. We will be open daily from 630-4pm until further notice.

-We will be offering curbside pickup to our customers. You can call in as usual and specify that you would like to pickup curbside and you will pay over the phone. 607.547.6229. When you arrive, call to let us know you’re here and which car you’re in and we will bring your food and/or drink right out for you!

-We will also be offering delivery within the village at three designated times; breakfast at 10am, lunch at 12pm and 2pm. Orders can include drinks! Please have orders in one hour before delivery (9am for breakfast, 11am for lunch, 1pm for afternoon). All delivery orders will include a 15% gratuity for our team of awesome Baristas and will be paid via phone.

-In an effort to alleviate the burden on families, Stagecoach will be offering school-age children a free peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a blueberry smoothie, no questions asked. Just let us know how many you need!

And as always we are working to maintain a clean, healthy environment for our customers, paying particular attention to sanitizing all surfaces regularly and practicing safe hand hygiene practices. Thank you for your continued business!

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In light of the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Brewery Ommegang Tap House in Cooperstown will be closed through April 3rd.

One of the greatest gifts of our job as beer-makers is that of bringing people together, and this difficult decision has not been taken lightly, but the health and well-being of our employees and our customers is our primary concern.

We look forward to a day in the near future when we’ll once again raise a glass with you. Until then, our production team will continue to brew and package the beer we all know and love.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay well.


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First, we want to say thank you. We are deeply moved and appreciative of the support and encouragement expressed by our loyal customers at this difficult time. We also want to reassure you that we continue to honor the trust you have placed in us by going to extreme lengths to maintain safety, health and cleanliness during this crisis. We are working with a minimal number of staff members. They have all made a strong commitment to social distancing, both at work and in their personal lives, to minimize any risk of exposure. Their health will be closely monitored each day. All incoming deliveries will be disinfected before they enter the building. Surfaces will continue to be deep cleaned every day.

In order to minimize contact, we ask that all orders and payments be made over the phone: (607) 547-4070. We will remain open seven days a week and will take orders from 3 to 7 p.m. daily. Pickup is available from 4 to 8 p.m. A pick-up station will be available just inside the customer entrance. To best serve you, we request, if possible, that you place orders one to two hours ahead and specify the time you would like to pick them up. Unfortunately, we will not be able to continue offering lunch or making deliveries at this time.

On a positive note, we can now sell your favorite cocktails and mixed drinks to go!

With your support, it our hope that we can keep this going for as long as necessary and return to “normal” as soon as it is safe and possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

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In light of the recent news from NYS, Bocca Osteria will only be offering deliver service for the village of Cooperstown (10 mile radius) and take out/pick up only. Call your order in and pay with credit card over the phone. We will attach a receipt to your order and hand it off.  No signature needed to avoid any physical contact. Offering the full menu and the meal deals at a discounted price of ONLY $29.99. Also BOGOs ON ALL PIZZAS. $20 minimum. If you would to add a gratuity please let us know when placing the order as no cash will be accepted.

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Tasty meals ready for pick up or delivery. No minimum and will travel up to 10 miles outside the village. Cookies with every delivery. Call 607-322-4012 to place your order!

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In an effort to block the spread of COVID-19, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum will cancel all public programs through April 6. This includes the annual spring Members’ Reception. The museums will immediately issue refunds to those who have purchased tickets or registrations.

The Research Library will also close to the public until further notice. Individuals can still contact the library with research questions through its remote reference service. To access, please phone (607) 547-1470 or email

The museums will provide weekly updates regarding upcoming programs and events. Please continue to check our websites and social media pages for new information.

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced that 2020 Hall of Fame Classic Weekend events, scheduled for May 22-24, have been canceled.

This precautionary measure is being implemented in accordance with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and government officials to limit opportunities for large gatherings and the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Those who have purchased tickets to Hall of Fame Classic events – including the annual legends game, Night at the Museum program and BASE Race charity runs – will be refunded.

The Hall of Fame is currently closed to the public and will remain so indefinitely. Updated information regarding this closure will be provided every Sunday at Noon ET beginning on March 22. These updates will be shared at and via the Hall of Fame’s social media channels.

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As you all know the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all aspects of our personal and professional lives. In an effort to observe some of the newest government mandates now imposed, we will be closing all bar service at the Cooperstown Beverage Exchange effective 8:00 PM Monday, March 16th, until further notice. We will also be amending our retail hours. Henceforth, the Cooperstown Beverage Exchange will be open only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM. Additionally, our 11 Railroad Avenue production facility will now be closed to all retail traffic. This will include weekends and tours. Any retail products can be purchased at the Cooperstown Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., on the aforementioned days and hours and online.

It goes without saying that we are greatly concerned with the spread of the virus and will continue to monitor ongoing events while exercising strict measures to ensure we meet the prescribed standards for safety and efficacy within our facility. We hope everyone makes it through this unprecedented crisis unscathed and unharmed. We look forward to returning to our normalcy as soon as we can. Good luck to all. Be on the look out for an in-store 20% off discount coupon for any of our spirits to help “ease the pain”and improve your outlook on things.

We have created a hand cleaner for you guys that will hopefully help you out in a small way! This product is FREE of charge! Made from neutral corn spirit, xanthan gum, and water. Contact us if you are interested! One per person and pick up only.

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As we continue to take action to help keep our staff and community healthy, we will be changing our normal operations at the shelter to reduce the number of visitors at a given time. Starting this week, we will be open to the public by appointments only. If you are interested in learning more about our available animals or have someone in mind that you would like to meet, please call the shelter at 607-547-8111 to schedule your visit.

We are still accepting surrenders and will continue to be here to support our community through these difficult times. Please be sure to spread the word as we make adjustments to address the growing concerns. Thank you!

The New Leash on Life Thift Shop is closed until further notice, but please shop their virtual thrift store via Facebook Marketplace! Marketplace items will have been at the thrift store for a minimum of 72 hours and will be thoroughly disinfected before transfer to the buyer. Still accepting donations by appointment or drop-off, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. E-mail or call 607-547-9462 to make an appointment or with questions. Messages will be checked daily. 


In recognition of the health crisis facing our communities, The Landmark Inn is offering free housing at our exquisite inn (plus bagged breakfast) to any visiting or commuting healthcare professionals in Cooperstown for the next 45 days. Exercising social distancing, we have eight rooms available. Please call 607-547-7225.


For the safety of our members, staff, and everyone else involved, Leatherstocking Credit Union will be closing our lobby on Thursday March 19, 2020 and will have drive-up service only. We will remain in drive-up only service until April 6, at which point we will re-evaluate. The Credit Union is maintaining its regular business hours for the drive-up service. The lobby closure is being implemented due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While we do not anticipate a disruption in basic service, offerings normally requiring in-person interaction may be limited or unavailable at this time. Individual interactions requiring building access will be determined on an as-needed basis by the Credit Union management team, and will be communicated with the member. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and understand this disruption may lead to longer wait times at the drive-up window. Members can utilize our online/mobile banking service to take advantage or the following options:

  • View account balances
  • Transfer funds
  • Pay loans
  • Access account history
  • View recent transactions
  • Remote Check Deposit
  • Bill Pay Service
  • Apply for loans
  • And more

Members may also use our ATMs for service, or our night drop located in the ATM vestibule at our branch. You may also call the Credit Union at 607-547-5700 during regular business hours or email us at with any questions or for assistance with your account. Secure mail service is also available via online banking to submit questions/concerns.

Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. We urge everyone to continue to listen to the CDC and governmental officials to take the best course of action in reducing the spread of disease.


Dear Friends,

As our community comes together (at a safe social distance) to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we at Otsego 2000 are following the guidance from NYS and the CDC. To that end, we ask that our constituents call or email us rather than dropping into the office. We are happy to help you remotely, are grateful for modern technology, and want to do what we can to ensure everyone’s health and well-being in these unprecedented times.

The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market will be held with some modifications in order to continue to provide our community with safe access to fresh local food. We will revisit this decision on a weekly basis until official guidance tells us we can return to normal operations. Until then, we ask that you abide by these guidelines and support not only your local farmers, but our Main Street shops and restaurants as well. Working together (but safely apart) as a community, we’ll get through this difficult time.

We thank you for your strong support of Otsego 2000 and the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market for over thirty years and look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Farmers’ Market Guidelines: 

All customers will wash their hands with soap and water prior to entering the market (market restroom or handwashing station).
Only one person per household should shop at the market. Please leave children at home to the extent possible.
Support vulnerable neighbors by offering to do their shopping for them.
Do not touch the products/produce/vegetables yourself. Let the vendors know what you would like and how much, and they will serve you.
Please try to pay with a credit card if possible, or exact change to minimize exchanges between people.
We will not have customer seating available. Please shop and then head home again to give others a chance to shop in an uncrowded market.
Maintain social distancing of 6 feet to the extent possible.
If there are lines at a market stall, please wait patiently and at an appropriate distance.
Most importantly, if you are sick, please stay home!
Thank you for your cooperation!



Any one of our vacation homes…can be your escape home! We know there are many families who are sheltering in place…doing their part to “flatten the curve”. extends a special invitation to those families looking for a change of scenery, in need of additional space, access to the great outdoors… 

Call us to discuss special pricing for a quick visit or a longer term stay. High speed Internet, cable tv, games, books, soaking tubs, hot tubs, fireplaces, indoor swimming pool. 

Special arrangements for food delivery right to your door!

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Are you craving our famous Butcher’s Burger, but want to spend the evening in? Enjoy your Hawkeye Bar & Grill favorites from the comfort of home with our To Go service. We are offering a 10% discount on all to-go orders! Placing an order is as easy as 1,2,3!

1. Check out the Hawkeye menu options online.
2. Call in your order.
3. Drive right up to the Hawkeye Bar & Grill entrance, and our staff will deliver your meal right to your car.

Call (607) 544-2524 to place your order today, and experience our memorable meals at home!

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Dear Friends,

This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. We have been closely tracking every new development related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and have reviewed all guidance received.

Without question, our top priority has been the health and wellbeing of our visitors, customers and employees – and to no lesser extent the health and wellbeing of our Fly Creek community.

Our E-Commerce site at continues to operate. Your On-Line orders may be shipped to your door or you may use the “pick up at the Mill” option for easy curb-side pickup. Currently the Mill Store is open daily 10:00 – 5:30 and we strongly encourage people to use our E-Commerce platform or call or e-mail your order for curb-side pickup.

These are unprecedented, challenging times for everyone. We will continue to navigate these unchartered waters with our customers, visitors, employees and our community. Guidance directives will determine further changes to our operation.

We thank you for your continued support of our small, family-owned business and wish you and your family health and safety.

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An Important Message from The Cooperstown Art Association: Out of concern for the health and well-being of our visitors, community and staff , The CAA Gallery, shop, and offices will be closed until further notice.

Moving forward, we will be monitoring the situation closely and will be making further scheduling changes as needed. Please stay tuned for updates, which will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and making the best of our current situation and we are looking forward to serving the community again as soon as possible!

Social Distancing Got You Down?

The Cooperstown Art Association will be hosting an Online Art Exhibit on our website and Facebook page, and we need submissions! We are hoping this opportunity will provide a creative outlet for people with cabin fever and also a platform for the community to enjoy viewing some artwork together!

This virtual exhibit is open to anyone and everyone. We want to see what you’ve been working on, even if it’s a work-in-progress! To participate, just DM the Cooperstown Art Association on Facebook with a photo of your artwork and any details you want to include (name, title, medium, etc.)

We will be updating the ongoing exhibit with new submissions as we receive them, so send us your photos and help us provide a source of inspiration and creativity during the coming weeks!


Jason Tabor, Certified Financial Planner with Allied Financial Partners in Cooperstown and Oneonta is offering complimentary on-line meetings to discuss how recent market volatility may be affecting your business and personal financial goals and plans or to offer a second opinion regarding your current investment and risk management strategies.  Please contact his assistant Deborah Pearlmutter at or 607-282-4161 to schedule an appointment.

Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Securities America, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Allied Financial Partners and Securities America are not affiliated.


To Our Guests and Local Community:

In these uncertain times, we wanted to reaffirm our appreciation for the trust you place in us every time you stay as our guest or recommend Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast to friends and family. We know that many of you are likely making unplanned travel arrangements to return home or be with local family members. Whatever reason brings you to Central New York, we want you to know we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our guests and staff, as the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. If you have questions about our ongoing efforts, you can reach us by phone at 315-982-5004, or email us at

Here are some other things you should know:

We Are in the Business of Hospitality
As it has always been, the safety and security of our guests and staff remain our highest priority. We have built a reputation for maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, and our guest reviews prove it. You can be confident in our professionalism and ability to handle a wide range of situations, should the need arise.

We Are a Small Business
Now more than ever, we pride ourselves on delivering a guest experience that sets us apart from chain hotels. We are a small, privately-owned bed and breakfast with four guestrooms. Our ability to implement, manage, and ensure effective safety and hygiene standards is far greater than at a large-scale chain hotel with a great number of rooms and a sizeable staff.

Your Travel Flexibility
We have always had one of the most generous cancellation policies among local hotels and inns, and we remain committed to offering you flexible booking options. To give you extra peace of mind, we are currently waiving our five-day cancellation policy when you book directly with us by phone or at, for all reservations scheduled to arrive on or before May 1, 2020.

Additional Actions We Are Taking
• We are actively coordinating and complying with our local departments of health and county health organizations, as well as other state and federal health agencies.
• Our guests will find extra supplies of sanitizing wipes and soaps for personal use.
• Our staff has been specifically trained and directed to sanitize and disinfect all surfaces and objects touched and handled in our house.
• The health of our staff is checked daily and their un-sanitized personal property is prohibited.

Preventative Actions You Can Take

• Wash your hands often and thoroughly using hot water and soap.
• If using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, make sure it contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your mouth, nose, eyes, and face.
• Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
• If you are sick, avoid traveling and stay home.

Thank you for putting your trust in us. Whether you are traveling now or in the future, Grand Colonial
Bed and Breakfast remains ready to welcome you with the level of personalized service and exceptional hospitality you’ve come to expect.

We look forward to hosting you soon,
Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast


In the best interest of our country, state, local community, local partners, coaches, umpires and most importantly, our employees, players and their families, whose health and safety we are obligated to protect, Cooperstown Dreams Park has determined it is necessary to cancel the 2020 season.

All teams will receive a 100% refund or the option of future participation. Cooperstown Dreams Park employees will remain working at reduced hours and payroll, to the extent permitted by the mandates of Governor Cuomo.

In response to calls by many levels of government for help from the private sector, we have notified the New York State Department of Health, Otsego County Emergency Services and Bassett Healthcare that our facilities are available for use, if needed in combating COVID-19 or for caring for those inflicted with the virus. Cooperstown Dreams Park will also establish a local food donation center and food kitchen for those in our community that are in need of basic essentials, as permitted by governmental agencies.

Cooperstown Dreams Park was hoping to avoid this outcome, but it is the only responsible course of action. Like the rest of the nation, we have never experienced anything like this. We know our staff will be resilient and steadfast in its preparation for the 2021 season and that once again the joyous sounds of kids playing the game of baseball at Cooperstown Dreams Park will be heard.


To our Cooperstown All Star family of players, coaches, umpires, guests and employees.

The health and safety of Cooperstown All Star Village players, coaches, umpires, guests and employees is our highest priority. As we continue to actively monitor developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to assure you that Cooperstown All Star Village is taking all necessary health and safety precautions in accordance with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and New York State health officials for our players, coaches, umpires, guests and employees.

In an effort to carry on the Cooperstown experience that our players, coaches and umpires have planned for and fund raised for several years. We have decided to make a decision regarding the 2020 tournament (assuming that our Nation is going through this self imposed quarantine) four weeks in advance of each week. Starting the first week in May (leaving family’s, players, coaches and umpires a full month before the first week tournament begins), we will let everyone know via our web site, Facebook and emails to coaches whether we will open or cancel that week, obviously if we are open the first week the other weeks will be open as well. Our goal is to give our players the Cooperstown experience they have planned for and fund raised for.

For those of you wondering how we will handle your refund, should we cancel a week or the entire season we will give you two options, All teams will receive a 100% refund or the option of future participation. This policy remains the same for our on site hotel guests. As stated we will not be making that decision until the first week in May in an effort to give our players the chance to participate in what they have worked so hard for.

The most important thing we can do as Americans is remain calm, follow the rules set forth by your state and our federal government and remember we are all in this together. We will come through this!

Our community is ready to welcome all of our baseball families with open arms. God bless you all and God bless America and the World.

Praying for us all,

Martin Patton


SERVPRO is trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards, making us the number one choice globally for cleanup and restoration. We have a plan to help you proactively minimize the transmission of emerging viral pathogens, including COVID-19, which may remain on surfaces for a period of time.

SERVPRO has been working with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) since the onset of the virus to ensure our protocols are in line with the most current and effective methods available. We are currently performing proactive cleaning for national agencies such as military bases, prison systems, school districts, nursing homes and healthcare facilities.

At this time, we are providing preventative disinfecting services at facilities that have no known cases of Coronavirus. We are also taking down information and have a list of our Clients that would need emergency services in the unfortunate event someone in the building has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The preventative disinfecting services would consist of application of an EPA registered disinfectant to be applied using a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogger. This application is both cost effective for our Clients as well as an efficient way to disinfect large areas. With using this method of disinfecting services all hard nonporous surfaces should be cleaned and free of any heavy soiling prior to application.

Our office is available to provide a consultation for cleaning and disinfecting should the need arise. We will be able to provide further information on pricing, and start the process for developing the proper protocol per guidelines instituted by the CDC and viral industrial hygienist professionals.

Our main phone number is 607-722-2262 and we are available 24 Hours a day/7 days a week for emergency and non-emergency calls. If anyone reaches out looking for assistance, please offer our help and share our information. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.


The Copy Shop’s shared WIFI space will remain open but with strict guidelines set by NY state and the Governors orders. We can only allow 3 people maximum at one time. They must remain at least 6 feet apart at all times. We only have one employee monitoring the area and following a strict cleaning and disinfecting regimen every hour.

With technology services and telecommunications permitted we will remain open until we hear otherwise. We will be monitoring everyone that comes in and out to assure that no one has symptoms of COVID. We know as a community that high speed internet is not available in many areas surrounding us. We want to give these students the ability to get their assignments done. Internet access is essential for students to complete their required school work.

Everyone must sign in and out and provide contact information should the need arise to have to get in touch with them.

Anyone with questions can contact Emily at 607-242-8726 after hours or at The Copy Shop Monday thru Friday at 607-547-5150.


Paperkite Creative has launched a Facebook Group to provide marketing and communication strategies for businesses that need support during this turbulent time.

To join their Facebook Group: PLEASE CLICK HERE