Coronavirus Update & Important Links

Links for Updates & General Information on COVID-19:

CDC Information: How to Protect Yourself, Symptoms, What to Do If You Are Sick, How Coronavirus Spreads

CB5 – Liquor Licenses: Application must be emailed to Luke.

Columbia University: Resources & Guide

DHSTemporary Flexibility of Form I-9 & DHS Announcement

IRS: Tax Day Extended to July 15th

• NYC Health: Coronavirus Factsheet

• NYC Health: Up to Date Information

• NYC Schools: Free Meals

• NYC Schools: Home Activities for Students

• NYC Schools: Remote Learning Device Request

• NYC Schools: School Closings

NYC: Price Gouging is Illegal for ANY Product or Service for COVID-19 Prevention

NYC Comptroller Office: COVID-19 Resource Center or email Luke Wolf, Manhattan Borough Liaison for information

• NYS Essential Business Factsheet: Executive Order 202.8

• NYS Governor’s Office: ‘New York State on Pause’ plan

• NYS: Waived Late Fees for Sales Tax & 90-day Moratorium on Evictions for Commercial Tenants

• Nonprofit NY: Policy Roundups

• Small Business Majority: Webinar – National Resources & Policy Updates & Slides

US Legislation: CARES Act & Small Business Guide

White House: 15 Days to Slow the Spread’


Links for Business Advice & Planning:

• CDC: Interim Guidance for Business and Employers

• CDC: Business Planning CHECKLIST for Pandemics

Google: Free Tools & References

The Initiatives Group: Leading in Crisis

• ICIC: Small Business Resource Center

• Koutsoudakis & Lacovou Law Group: Memo on Covid-19

Manhattan Community Board 4Business License & Permits email Assistant District Manager Nelly Gonzalez

Manhattan Community Board 2: Newsletter

• NY Biz Journal: Guide for Small Business

• NYC SBS: Assistance & Guidance Website

• NYC SBS: Guidance for Business Owners

• NYC SBS: Emergency Planning Process CHECKLIST

• NYC SBS: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted

NYS: Health Code Requirements for Food Preparation

• NYS Department of Taxation & Finance: Tax Relief for Quarterly & Annual Filers

NYS Department of Labor: WARN Act Information

• NYS Empire State Development: Business Resources

• NYS Essential Business Guide: Exceptions to Closures

NYS Liquor Authority: Guidance on Restrictions

• NYC Hospitality Alliance: Managing Health Insurance 

NYPD: Burglary Prevention Tips 

Start Small, Think Big: Free Webinars For Small Businesses

U.S. SBA: Get Local Assistance


Links for Business Financial Resources:

• The Ascent: Where To Find Help

• CDFI Microloans: Opportunity Fund Information

• Facebook: Business GRANTS

• NYC Department of Finance: Business Tax Filing Extensions

• NYC SBS: Pre-Application NYC Small Business Continuity LOAN Fund & Learn More

• NYC Business: Employee Retention GRANT

• NYC Business: Employee Retention Grant Checklist

• NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund (Nonprofits): Application & Information

• NYC Hospitality Alliance: Support & Relief

• NGLCCC/ SBA: Webinar Recap – Economic Relief Resources for LGBT-Owned Businesses

• New York-Presbyterian HospitalEmergency Recovery Fund for Northern Manhattan & En Español

• Renaissance EDC: Emergency Small Business Relief LOAN Fund

• SBA: Express Bridge Loans (bridging gap while waiting for disaster loans) & Connect to a Local Lender

• SBA: Disaster Assistance LOAN & Paper Forms

• SBA: Application for Portal Guidance

• SBA: Fact Sheet – Economic Injury Disaster LOANS & Process Summary

• SBA: Small Business Guidance & LOAN Resources

• Stimulus Bill SBA Resources: Paycheck Protection Program & Information

• Verizon and LISC: Small Business Recovery Fund Information & Subscribe to learn more

Links for Employees:

• NYC SBS: Guidance for Job Seekers

• NYC Office of Nightlife: Survey for Workers & Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

• NYS: New Paid Leave During COVID-19

• NYS Department of Labor: Filing Complaints Related to COVID-19

• NYS Department of Labor: Unemployment Insurance

Stimulus Bill: Unemployment Insurance Expansion & Direct Payments

• US Department of Labor: Employee Rights

• US Department of Labor: Federal Employee Rights

• USBG National Charity Foundation: Bartender Emergency Assistance Program


How YOU Can Help:

Center for an Urban Future: Ways to Support Small Business

Food Bank NYC: Help & Donate

NY Blood Center: Donate Blood & Platelet

NYS: Critical Need for medical supplies (gowns, gloves or masks) – email for more information

NYS: Supporting Mental Health

NYS: Emotional Support Hotlinecall 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling

NYC: Help Now NYC

NYC: Supply Registration Form (sell or donate supplies to NYC)

Police Foundation Partners: Website & Idea Bank to Support Police Departments

ServNY: Volunteer for Healthcare Work


Petitions for Businesses:

• ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants)

• Save Small Businesses Before It’s Too Late

• NYC Hospitality Alliance: Restaurant Rescue & Save Nightlife Plan

• Small Business Majority: Small Business Call on Congress


We cannot stress enough:

  • If you are sick stay home
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds, often
  • If and when possible encourage working from home for anyone who is sick
  • For essential employees going into work, consider staggering hours



Download our PDF for “Open” Businesses

→ Take our survey: how coronavirus has impacted your business

→ Read Northwell Health’s Tips on health safety and preventative care

→ To receive text updates from the city, Text COVID to 692-692


*Please note NYJCC  ( New York Jewish Chamber of Commerce) is not providing advice in any way by way of this notice, including but not limited to legal, accounting, financial, insurance, security, or other advice specific to you. Any information contained herein should be used for general information purposes, and you are advised to contact your attorney or other professional to discuss your specific situation and legal needs. Any assistance through these individuals is for informational purposes only, and the NYJCC is not responsible for the actions, advice, or interactions of any party.  On behalf of NYJCC, we wish everyone all the best through these unprecedented times, and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for further updates on assistance and guidance available to NYC Small Businesses.*


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