COVID-19 Reference Materials Updated March 31, 2020

Business operations

To determine if you are an essential business, read this guidance:

 If a business thinks that they should be designated as an essential business they should fill out this form:


Businesses seeking assistance

The Small Business Administration is offering assistance to businesses who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.  Information is available here:

 To learn the definition of a small business visit:

 Many local governments are offering short term loan programs to help firms with cash flow needs.  Onondaga County’s can be found here:


Individuals seeking assistance

If you are unemployed or furloughed, information on unemployment insurance can be found here:


 Additional information

Onondaga County:

City of Syracuse:

New York State:


Manufacturers Association of Central New York: