COVID-19 has created a rapidly changing environment for businesses in our community. News about assistance programs and other relief efforts continues to come in quickly.
As New York State monitors and responds to developments related to COVID-19, Empire State Development is providing up-to-date guidance for businesses impacted by the virus.
HELPFUL LINKS FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM NYS & THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Volunteer to Help NYS Fight COVID-19 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Small Business Administration is also working to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue many businesses are likely experiencing.
SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Application – https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
U.S. Department of Labor: Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers
U.S. Department of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employer Paid Leave Requirements
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship – Guide to the CARES Act
CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist
For updates from CDC, please see the following: