Relief for Small Businesses Affected by Covid-19
The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic will be particularly and acutely felt by small businesses. On March 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that 100% of the non-essential work force in New York State must stay home. Small businesses must navigate these uncertain times without knowing when the end will be in sight. To help, the State and Federal Governments have made resources available, with more sure to come. See below for details and resources. If you need help deciding what would be right for your business, understanding how the laws and regulations apply to your business, or advice generally during these turbulent times, please contact us at email@example.com. We're here to help.
To determine if your business is an "essential" business exempt from Governor Curomo's work force reduction orders, guidance can be found here.
For New York State Frequently Asked Questions for business owners, you can access the FAQ page for Empire State Development here.
Governor Cuomo has also announced that New York State is willing to pay businesses who can assist in making or delivering needed medical supplies. If your business can assist and wants more information, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Federal Government is allowing the Small Business Association (SBA) to offer Economic Injury Disaster Loans to businesses impacted by Covid-19, which would provide low-interest loans to help businesses stay afloat. The Empire State Development Resource Guide to these loans is available here.
For information from SBA, click here. There is possible legislation coming which would make grants available as well. We will update this page as more information is available.
For more help, the Small Business Development Center is available at 845-443-8058 in Mid-Hudson and 845-443-8058 in Westchester. Local government officials also have resource pages available and staff answering phones to assist constituents.
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