Whether you are planning your next meeting or event, or are just dreaming of a weekend getaway, we have the latest information on Saratoga’s re-openings and safety procedures, so when you are ready you can #travelconfidently to Saratoga Springs, NY.
Saratoga is currently in Phase Four of the New York Forward re-opening direction led by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, which allows residents and visitors to enjoy our vibrant downtown, exquisite restaurants, upscale retail and boutique shopping, and more while safely practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. To read full phase four information, click here.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced New York State will allow wedding receptions with up to 150 people, as long as all attendees get tested for COVID-19 beforehand. The guest count will be limited to 150 people or 50% of the reception venue’s capacity, whichever is smaller. The new rules for receptions go into effect Monday, March 15th. See official guidance here.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York State from another U.S. state or territory starting Thursday, April 1st. The New York State Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution to stop the spread of COVID-19. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. See COVID-19 Travel Advisory here.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that, given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York State, he has signed Executive Order 202.94 extending closing times for bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, casinos, billiards halls, as well as other State Liquor Authority-licensed establishments, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide beginning Sunday, February 14th.
Discover Saratoga's Stay Safe Pledge enlists both businesses and guests to share their commitment to abide by New York State’s protocols, including wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. Businesses that take the Stay Safe Pledge will have access to free signage that can be displayed to allow customers to easily recognize those businesses who are volunteering and pledging to follow safety protocols. In addition, there is free signage that allows businesses to clearly communicate the expectations of customers to ensure the safety for all patrons and employees. By following these guidelines and showing our respect to the people around us, we can minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep our doors open.
The Albany International Airport continues to operate, although airlines have substantially decreased their daily flight schedules. In mid-February, the Albany County Airport Authority assembled a COVID-19 Task Force that meets regularly, to ensure that the airport is employing best practices and addressing all new issues as they arise. The Airport Authority is continually monitoring the life cycle of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Health Department and the Albany County Health Department.
A range of lodging offerings across the region are available to accommodate travelers, including unique boutique inns, quaint bed and breakfasts, and nationally recognized hotels. Plan your trip today!
Indoor and outdoor dining is now open across Saratoga with social distancing and mask wearing in place. Many restaurants are still offering curbside pick-up and delivery for those that would prefer to have an at-home experience. Click here for a list of Saratoga County restaurants currently offering takeout, indoor and outdoor dining.
The Saratoga Spa State Park is open to be enjoyed while practicing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health safety guidelines. Indoor spaces and restrooms may be closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the state park, mineral springs, and trails remain open during daylight hours, seven days a week.
While Saratoga is currently in Phase Four in the phased re-opening process, many tourism attractions remain closed or are opened in a limited capacity, including entertainment venues, museums, and other arts and cultural organizations. Please check local listings before planning a visit and be aware that all require safe social distancing and wearing a mask.
Retail and boutique shopping is now open across Saratoga County with social distancing and mask wearing in place. Check the Wilton Mall of Saratoga’s website prior to visiting to view updated hours and store openings.