COVID -19

COVID-19 Reference Materials Updated March 31, 2020

Business operations

To determine if you are an essential business, read this guidance:  https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

 If a business thinks that they should be designated as an essential business they should fill out this form:  https://esd.ny.gov/content/request-designation-essential-business-purposes-executive-order-2026

 

Businesses seeking assistance

The Small Business Administration is offering assistance to businesses who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.  Information is available here: https://esd.ny.gov/small-business-administration-sba-covid-19-loans

 To learn the definition of a small business visit: https://www.sba.gov/document/support--table-size-standards

 Many local governments are offering short term loan programs to help firms with cash flow needs.  Onondaga County’s can be found here:  https://www.ongoved.com/covid-19-bridge-loan-app/

  

Individuals seeking assistance

If you are unemployed or furloughed, information on unemployment insurance can be found here:  https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/cares-act.shtm

 

 Additional information

Onondaga County: http://www.ongov.net/health/coronavirus.html

City of Syracuse:  http://www.syrgov.net/coronavirus.html

New York State:  https://now.ny.gov/page/s/coronavirus-updates

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Manufacturers Association of Central New York: https://www.macny.org/covid-19/