PROPER STEPS TO RE-OPENING
- For ALL Businesses (this is NEW - this link has not been share previously)
Use this form to affirm business compliance with the New York Forward reopening guidance. http://forms.ny.gov/s3/ny-
- Determine if your Business is Eligible: Before starting the steps to re-open it is important to make sure your business is eligible. You can easily find out by clicking here to the NY Forward Business Re-Opening Look-Up Tool
- Know the Specific Guidelines for your Industry: If your business is eligible to re-open, it’s important to get to know the guidelines that are outlined for each business. This is new territory for both business owners and customers so familiarize yourself and staff to the rules. You can learn more about the specific guidelines for each industry by clicking here.
Develop a NY Forward Safety Plan Template: Each business or entity, including those that have been designated as essential under Empire State Development's Essential Business Guidance, must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. The template is available by clicking here. A business may fill out the template to fulfill the requirement, or may develop its own Safety Plan. This plan does not need to be submitted to a state agency for approval but must be retained on the premises of the business and must made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection. (Important! If you are using the NY Forward Safety Plan Template be prepared to PRINT it. We’ve been advised that if you ‘save’ it, your information is not saved and you will need to complete the template again.)
SBA has reopened applications for EIDL (economic injury disaster loans) for those who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. To apply, go to covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
The Boost Nassau Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Giveaway has increased the number of kits they are distributing to 5,000 businesses . Visit https://www.boostnassau.net/ to apply.
If you are in need of additional supplies, attached is a supply form from the Boost Nassau supplier.
For members located in Suffolk County, the Town of Babylon has announced a PPE Reimbursement/PPE Stopgap Program. Visit https://www.townofbabylon.com/
SBA: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
SBA: YouTube Webinar
Covers the basics of the COVID-19 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan process. A Q&A session is included.
US Chamber: Federal Small Business Stimulus Aid Programs
A breakdown of all the federal programs and aid for small business coronavirus assistance.
US Chamber: Small Business Loan Guide
What you need to know about applying for a small business loan.
Department of Labor - Unemployment Assistance
Important Information for Unemployment Insurance Claimants.
Stay Safe Online
A compilation of tips and recommendations from National Cyber Security Alliance and its partners on ways to stay safe online, as well as how to avoid cyber threats and scams during this pandemic.
Empire State Development
GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IS SUBJECT TO A WORKFORCE REDUCTION UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.6
US Department of Labor
US Departments of Treasury and Labor Information on Paid Leave and Small Business Assistance
Small Business Administration
SBA Disaster Assistance to New York Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Nassau County Health Department
Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline: 516-227-9570
MAP OF NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 POSITIVE TESTS
Nassau County IDA
Tips for Businesses Affected by COVID-19
-Track your expenses and losses during this period
-Keep all receipts
All businesses are encouraged to email email@example.com and CC: Nassau County at SmallBusinessImpact@NassauCountyny.gov so the county can track what businesses are being affected.
Suffolk County Department of Health
Latest information on COVID19