Mayor Byron Brown today announced the members of the City of Buffalo’s Small Business Social Distancing Initiative Working Group which will be comprised of private sector experts and City of Buffalo officials. The group’s first priority is developing an application that small businesses and restaurants can submit for the use of public open space use plans that they can utilize this summer as a means of promoting proper social distancing for their patrons, guests and staff. The application will be available on June 1st on the City’s website.
Mayor Brown said, “I want to thank all of the members of the community who have stepped up to work with the City of Buffalo as we assemble an application and guidance that small business and restaurant owners across the City will use to promote public health while also maximizing their ability to serve their guests and keep their staffs safe. This is a model of the type of public-private cooperation that will ensure Buffalo emerges from this emergency quickly, safely and effectively.”
Delaware District Councilmember Joel Feroleto said, “This is a positive first step that will help the City quickly and effectively allow restaurants and other small businesses take advantage of open spaces to implement their social distancing plans for when they are able to seat patrons again.”
The Working Group members are: