Coronavirus Resources Collected for the Community
Updated 05/19/2020

 Agency or Organization Description of Resource (click to access Website)

CARES, the federal aid Act signed into law March 27, 2020.


Summary1 of key provisions of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), 
with explanations about:

  • Support and Aid for Small Businesses
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Rebates for Americans
  • Short-Time Compensation (Shared-Work Program)

Coronavirus Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist.2  Includes eligibility requirements, loan limits and tool for calculating monthly payroll costs.

Guide to Economic Injury Disaster Loans2

Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit2 for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.

Need to know summary3 about Unemployment Information and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for New Yorkers.

Updates to State & Federal Unemployment Benefits,4 including Supplemental Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

1 Prepared by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
2 Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
3 Prepared by the NYS Department of Labor
4 Prepared by Complete Payroll


    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

    Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers in Response to COVID-19
     

    Coronavirus-specific Webpage with information, updates, and community resources. 

    Complete Payroll Resources and Q&A to assist employers with dealing with COVID-19 from an HR and workforce perspective
    Empire State Development

    Portal with up-to-date guidance for businesses and stakeholders impacted by COVID-19

     

    Executive Order 202.6 directing all businesses and non-profits in NYS to utilize telecommuting or work from home to the maximum extent possible

      Instructions and form to request designation as “essential business” for purposes of Executive Order 202.6 (see above)
      Frequently Asked Questions for determining if a business is subject to a workforce reduction under executive order 202.8 requiring NYS businesses to reduce the number of employees working at individual locations in the state.  If your question is not answered at this site, contact ESD.
    GoWyoming Chamber and Tourism

    Wyoming County Food Growers, Producers and Vendors of various locally-raised goods, including fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, maple syrup and honey.

    Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

    Portal to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Business

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) News releases and updates regarding Coronavirus Tax Relief and the economic stimulus payment checks
    National Institutes of Health Portal to information, news releases and resources to address the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation 
    New York State Government Reopening Phases of non-essential businesses and business activities.  Includes overview, guidelines, eligibility for reopening, and breakdown of industries and their reopening date by NYS region.  For a Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce video explanation of the self-certification process (a NYS requirement for reopening), click here.
    NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Guidance to the Agricultural Industry for dealing with COVID-19.

    NYS  Department of Health

    County by County List of Reported COVID-19 Cases

      Health insurance options available through Individual Marketplace to “help ease Coronavirus fears.” Includes guidance for comparing health plan options and lowering health coverage costs.  Special enrollment period runs through April 15thand provides coverage effective April 1st
     

    Up-to-date information and guidance for dealing with Coronavirus at work and at home.

    NYS Department of Labor

    Governor’s announcement of “NYS on Pause” executive order directing that all NYS non-essential business must close in-office personnel functions effective 8 PM March 22.  Exceptions:  groceries and healthcare services.  Announcement includes new “Mathilda Law” protections for the most elderly (aged 70 and over) and 90-day moratorium on residential and commercial evictions.
      Executive order directing non-essential businesses to implement new policies, including work-from-home policies effective Friday, March 20, and requiring businesses relying on in-office personnel to reduce in-office workforce by 50 percent
      Developing news and press releases (includes bills, executive orders and other state policies relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic).
      Bill guaranteeing paid leave for New Yorkers under mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to COVID-19
      Shared Work Program description (allows employers to keep trained staff and avoid layoffs, and employees to receive partial Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours).  Page includes eligibility information, and application form and instructions.
      Tri-State (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) regional approach for combatting COVID-19
      To volunteer or contribute to New York State’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Email:  covid19assistance@exec.ny.gov
    NYS Paid Family Leave

    Information about Governor Cuomo's job protection and financial compensation guarantees to workers and/or their dependent minors who are subject to a NYS mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.

    NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

    Guidelines for taking SAFE, healthy nature walks in NYS parks and abiding to Governor Cuomo's directives to stay at home as much as possible and for social distancing measures.

    Small Business Administration

    Fact Sheet about Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) - Working capital loans to help small businesses and cooperatives, and non-profit organizations of all sizes, meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations during the period of recovery from COVID-19.  Deadline to apply:  12/21/2020.  Click here for loan application and additional disaster assistance information.
    SBA’s Customer Service Center:  (800) 659-2955; Email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov  

     

    Economic Injury Disaster Loan Webinar presented on 03/24/2020 to LCCC.  Includes information to walk businesses through the SBA EIDL Process. (Link leads to slide deck in pdf format; click Page Down” to advance through slides.)

    The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce's Website includes a How to Guide and examples of the documents needed to create your EIDL application. 
      Paycheck Protection Loans (loans with forgiveness)* designed to incentivize small businesses to keep workers employed.  Loans will be forgiven if all employees are kept on the payroll for 8 weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.  Non-profits are eligible.

    Overview of Paycheck Protection Loans, including eligibility guidelines and how to apply instructions (prepared by Complete Payroll).

    * There is a funding cap.  Those eligible are encouraged to apply as early as possible: Small businesses and sole proprietors can apply starting April 3, 2020; independent contractors and self-employed individuals start applying on April 10, 2020.

     Village of Perry News
     World Health Organization (WHO) Portal to updates, advice, scientific research and other news about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

    Wyoming County Business Center

    Re-Start Wyoming Loan Program, established to provide to small businesses in Wyoming County impacted by COVID-19 assistance to help "re-start" their businesses.  Includes overview of program, loan terms, and link to application.

    Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Portal of resources and links related to Coronavirus and COVID-19
      Quick sale platform to help businesses sell gift cards
     

    Video explanation of NYS Reopening Guidelines, including templates to individualize your business safety plan for self-certification--a NYS requirement for reopening.


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