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

Last Update: 4/9/20                                                                                                             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.

4/9/20 DAILY UPDATE 
From Governor Cuomo’s press conference in the Red Room of the NYS Capitol 

NEWS

  • 18,270 are hospitalized.
  • Hospitalization rate is going down and we are flattening the curve.
  • Lower number of ICU admissions.
  • DEATHS: 7, 067 (799) yesterday.
  • Bringing in additional funeral directors to deal with additional deaths.
  • Starting New York Loves program, coordinating charities, gifts, donations.
  • NYS unemployment system will shut down from 5:00-7:00 p.m. tonight for upgrades and efficiencies. State will be contacting applicants directly, in order to bypass applicants attempting to contact DOL.
  • State worker 2% raises will not go into effect for 90 days, and state will revisit the increase at that time. 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

  • Rapid testing is the bridge to new economy.
  • Let the people who can go back to work, go back (will know by testing people).

  • Need plasma from people who recovered from COVID to treat those infected.

    Here is the website (NY Blood Center) on convelescent plasma COVID-19 donor request form:
    https://www.nybc.org/donate-blood/convalescent-plasma-covid-19-donor-request-form/

  • 1918 Spanish flu came in three waves.
  • Need federal legislation that stabilizes state and local governments.
  • NYS is only getting $1.3 billion for healthcare from previous federal bill (1/3 of NY Medicaid recipients are disqualified).
  • NYS Emotional Support Hotline: 1-844-863-9314
  • We need to stay ahead of the virus.
  • Monitoring closely: Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Rockland Counties.
  • Stay at home and save a life!


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.  Construction has been updated. Click here for the update. 

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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