Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is considering a Restaurant and Retail Rescue Plan to help local businesses recover from the Coronavirus crisis.
Picente is working with state and local governments to create codes and ordinance plans that would allow municipalities to adopt steps to revive main streets.
One plan-suspending local zoning to allow enhanced outdoor seating capacity, and temporary road closures to allow retail opportunities in downtowns.
Meanwhile, Oneida County’s known Positive COVID-19 cases topped 800 this week, with 17 new known coronavirus cases reported on Thursday and two deaths of people with the virus, reaching 37.
By Joleen Ferris / WKTV NewsChannel 2