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Restart Oneida County reopening kits distributed to more than 200 organizations

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Restart Oneida County reopening kits contain items that include hand sanitizer, personal protective equipment, and reopening signage. Mohawk Valley EDGE has partnered with Oneida County, New York State, Presto Print, and Hummel’s Office Plus to distribute more than 200 of the kits. (Photo provided by Mohawk Valley EDGE)

ROME, N.Y. — Oneida County companies are receiving Restart Oneida County reopening kits.

Mohawk Valley EDGE in partnership with Oneida County, New York State, Presto Print, and Hummel’s Office Plus are distributing more than 200 of the reopening kits.

To assist companies in their recovery, the reopening kits include NY clean hand sanitizer, personal protection equipment, disinfectant, and reopening signage donated from New York State, Oneida County, Mohawk Valley EDGE, Hummel’s Office Plus, and Presto Print.

The group wanted to show its appreciation and thank local businesses for helping to safely restart the local economy.

The group reminds companies that as part of the reopening process, all businesses “must affirm” they are meeting the state’s coronavirus health and safety guidelines. If your business has not reviewed the guidance for your industry and affirmed your compliance, please go to If you need assistance or have any questions, Mohawk Valley EDGE says it “can point you in the right direction,” according to a news release from the coalition.

“The coronavirus pandemic has struck a crushing blow to the business community of Oneida County,” Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. said in the release. “As we now navigate an economic pandemic, this government is doing everything under its power to restart Oneida County and assist our local businesses through this tumultuous time. We are happy to provide these reopening kits along with our partners and hope they will help ease their burden.”

Steven DiMeo, president of Mohawk Valley EDGE, added, “By aggregating resources from all our partners we can help provide businesses with needed supplies to begin to recover from the pandemic and Restart Oneida County effectively and safely. The region was on an upward trajectory before the pandemic and with all resources aligned we can begin to regain that momentum.”

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