New York State Government Resources & Information in Response to COVID-19

Last Update: 4/5/20                                                                                                             New York State's Coronavirus Website 

New York State has launched a Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Data Website

Note: As many have seen, Governor Cuomo is holding daily press briefings to keep the public informed of the state's response to this public health emergency. We will be regularly updating this page with the latest news and information.

4/5/20 DAILY UPDATE 
From Governor Cuomo’s press briefing in the Red Room at the NYS Capitol 

  • Deaths over the last few days have been decreasing.
  • Statewide balances of cases has been relatively stable over the last few days.
  • As Long Island case numbers grow, NYC has reduced its case numbers.
  • Is the apex a point or is it a plateau? We do not know.
  • Vulnerable people must stay isolated and protected.
  • 74% of those hospitalized have been discharged.
  • Running short on supplies all over.
  • Not enough in federal stockpile for all the states.
  • Working hard to get the Javits Center up and running.
  • Current hospital system is overcapacity, currently under a tremendous stress.  Governor reiterated importance of healthcare systems working together and balancing the patient load.
  • Need to shift national resources and state resources to where the curve is at that moment.
  • Federal government is deploying 1,000 personnel to NYC, including doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians and therapists.
  • We will return to normalcy when we have an approved rapid testing program, that’s when people can go back to work, while continuing to protect the vulnerable population.
  • DFS is looking at insurance policies and volunteer coverage.
  • The Governor is extending some policies and adding others in an additional (yet to be released) Executive Order.

TOTAL NYS CASES:  122,031 / NEW: 8,327 / DEATHS: 4,159


Click here for full information. Deadline to submit is April 17, 2020.

ADDITIONAL NEW YORK STATE RESOURCES

Important Information About Unemployment/Relief for Workers Under the CARES Act

Effective March 22, 2020, pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8, 100% of the non-essential workforce must work remotely. Click here for the latest information on Essential Business or Entity Designation. 

UPDATE: Guidance for “essential” businesses has been updated on the ESD website and includes additional exempt industries.  

REMINDERS

  • If your business is part of an exempt industry/function on the essential list then you do NOT have to submit an application.
  • Even if your business is deemed essential, please take all practical steps to reduce density by allowing remote working and implementing social distancing. 

From NY Empire State Development (ESD)

  • Click here for information on assistance and resources for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SBA has approved a statewide disaster declaration for New York. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
  • DOL is also reminding businesses of its Shared Work Program that 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:
    https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/employerinfo/shared-work-program.shtm 

NYS is waiving mortgage payments for 90 days for financial hardships

  • No negative reporting to credit bureaus.
  • Grace period for loan modification.
  • No late payment fees or online fees.

NYS is asking all psychologists and therapists willing to volunteer to contact: www.health.ny.gov/assistance (Electronic Help Center) 


HELPFUL LINKS

Executive Orders Pertaining to the Pandemic & State Government Actions

Empire State Development - Offers a web portal and FAQ page for individuals and businesses with business-related COVID-19 issues and questions.

COVID-19 Community Contact - Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.   

E-Mail COVID-19 Updates from NYS - Sign-up by clicking here

New York State's Coronavirus Website 


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