COVID-19 Useful and Educational Links

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has some excellent information available to help you navigate through this difficult time. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also has guidance for businesses and employers.

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***Testing remains free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.***

Center for Disease Control and Prevention information:

Local information:

NYS information:

NYS Small Business:

Empire State Development:

New York State Department Of Labor (NYSDOL):

  • Unemployment Insurance- NYSDOL has new rules that include extended hours and restrictions about when to file (based on last name). https://labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/2020/march-17-2020-1.shtm
  • The Shared Work Program can provide an alternative to laying off employees during business downturns by allowing workers to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial unemployment insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks. Instead of cutting staff, you able to reduce the number of hours of all employees or just a certain group:

The Business Council’s Coronavirus Page:

Additional Resources:

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