Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe Pledge

Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe Pledge

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Photo by Mike Shriver of Buffalo Photo Blog

How do businesses communicate their compliance with public health recommendations to keep customers and guests safe?

What responsibility do customers and guests have in following safety precautions when they patronize a local business?

Visit Buffalo Niagara is working with Erie County’s hospitality and tourism organizations, communicating a shared commitment to safety in accordance with guidelines and protocols set forth by the Center for Disease Control, the New York State and Erie County Departments of Health, and guidelines and protocols as set forth by our respective industries.

The Buffalo Cares: Stay Safe Pledge is a shared commitment to take necessary precautions for everyone to stay safe while following recommended health guidelines.



Follow, enforce, and adhere to the health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York Department of Health and industry-specific governing bodies including:

• Cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces throughout the day

• Implementing health checks on employees daily

• Mandating that employees who have any signs of illness stay home

• Implement and enforce social distancing and follow recommended capacity guidelines

• Immediately report employee or customer infections to enable contact tracing

• Require that employees wear protective gear, such as face masks

• Train employees on COVID-19 safety procedures and clearly communicate expectations regarding customers wearing face masks

• Complete the NY Forward Reopening Plan and attest to same with the State of New York



• Stay home if not feeling well, have a cough or temperature

• Wear face covering where mandated

• Follow social distancing guidelines of the establishment

• Wash or sanitize hands before entering

• Pay by credit card or debit card if possible

• Be patient and kind to staff and other guests as everyone adjusts to a new normal

• If you’re from out of town and don’t feel well, adhere to CDC Guidelines found here


Complete the form below to sign up for the Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe Pledge.

Once submitted, you’ll receive a follow-up email from Cindy Kincaide, Director of Destination Development & Industry Relations.

Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe Pledge



The Martin House

Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Vidler’s 5 & 10

Aloft Buffalo Downtown

Patrick’s Rooftop @ 500 Pearl

Spare Lane @ 500 Pearl

Staybridge Amherst

Fairfield Inn & Suites Amherst

Wyndham Garden Williamsville

Days Hotel Buffalo Airport

Staybridge Buffalo South

Country Inn Buffalo South

Hampton Inn Buffalo South

LECOM Harborcenter

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

P.U.N.T. Foundation

Millennium Buffalo

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

District Barbershop

Stitch Buffalo

Realty Smith

XGen Sports Complex

Buffalo Cigars

Big Ditch Brewing Company

Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown

Mason’s Grille 52

Magruder’s Restaurant

Marriott Buffalo Niagara

Residence Inn Buffalo Galleria

Embassy Suites Buffalo

Curtiss Hotel

Westin Buffalo


Russell’s Steaks

Ilio DiPaolo’s

The Tool Library

Aloft Buffalo Airport

The Glen Park Tavern

Flying Bison Brewing Company

Full Circle Studios

Buffalo Distilling Co.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Hawthorn Suites Airport

Springhill Suites Airport

The Globe Market

Bedore Tours

KC Kratt Photography

Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives

King Condrell’s

Antique Lamp Company

Salvatore’s Grand Hotel

The O’Shea Law Firm

Theatre District Association

George & Company Novelties

Roycroft Campus

Osteria 166

CEPA Gallery

Explore Buffalo

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Grand Lady Cruises

Explore & More Children’s Museum

Arbordale Nurseries

The Eagle House

Applied Fitness

Leadership Buffalo

UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Sarah G. Carney LLC

FMV Tax Professionals

Home2 Suites Amherst

Hampton Inn East Aurora

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown

DataSure 24

B Well Massage & Esthetics

Hale Northeastern

Onion Studio

Homewood Suites Airport

Residence Inn Amherst

Hampton Inn Downtown

Lenox Hotel

Expressive Glass

GrayLine Niagara Falls/Buffalo

Statler City

Buffalo Limousine

Buffalo Lighthouse Association


Bar-Bill Tavern

Buffalo RiverWorks

NYS Restaurant Association WNY Chapter

Sole @ Woodlawn Beach

Webster’s Bistro & Bar

Buffalo Chophouse

Niagara Majestic Tours

Ahern, Murphy & Associates

Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie

Hotel @ The Lafayette

Walden Galleria Mall

Buffalo Naval & Military Park

Rudra Hotel Management

Homewood Suites Airport

Homewood Suites Amherst

Asa Ransom House

Brand Connect Innovations

Dark Forest Chocolate Makers

Super 8 Kenmore

Grand Tours Ridge Road Express

African American Cultural Center

Buffalo Pedal Tours

Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor

Union Pub

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium

Lucy Desi Museum

National Comedy Center

Niagara Scenic Tours

The Service Collaborative

Know How Tours

Foundry Suites

Comfort Inn

Home2 Suites Williamsville Airport

The Columns Banquets

Hampton Inn Airport Galleria Mall

Home2 Suites Airport Galleria Mall

Hampton Inn Williamsville

Hyatt Place

Townplace Suites Airport

Courtyard Airport

Fairfield Inn Airport

Hampton Inn & Suites Airport

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Salvatore’s Hospitality

Buffalo Museum of Science

Courtyard Downtown Canalside

Reikart House

Hampton Inn Hamburg

Best Western on the Avenue

Buffalo & Erie County Library

Holiday Inn Express Hamburg

Modern Charm Schools

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Roycroft Inn

Helium Comedy Club

Anderson’s Frozen Custard

Joe’s Deli

Dinosaur BBQ

The Blackthorn

Current Hospitality Group

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Amherst Chamber of Commerce

The Irishman

Forest Lawn

Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center

The Black Sheep

Artists Group Gallery

Art Dialogue Gallery

D + F Travel Inc.

Buffalo Waterfront

Empire State Development

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

Eastern Hills Mall


Hampton Buffalo Amherst

Great Lakes Anesthesiology

Loaded Lumber

The Buffalo History Museum

Manna Culinary Group

S&E Jewelers

Riverside Men’s Shop

100 Acres

Hotel Henry

The Mansion on Delaware

Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours

Marcy Casino

Seneca Gaming Corporation

Aurora Historical Society

Millard Fillmore House

Buffalo Bike Tours

12 Gates Brewing Co.

Michael the Salon


SUNY Buffalo State College

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Hostel Buffalo Niagara

Sean Patrick’s Restaurant

American Planning Association WNY Section