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Helpful Links Regarding COVID-19 Issues in NYS

Answers to frequently asked question regarding the workforce reduction including mail pick up, can be found at:

Businesses can seek a waiver from Empire State Development, to remain operating at:

The New York State Tax Department has released guidelines regarding the abatement of penalties and interest for sales and use tax due to the coronavirus at:

The New York State Department of Health is tracking COVID-19 and updating the public on all confirmed, potential and pending test cases at:

The state has also instituted a hotline 1-888-364-3065, for those wishing to have their questions and concerns addressed.

New York State is seeking help from businesses as they are in critical need of basic medical supplies such as gloves, gowns and masks. The state is paying a premium and offering funding to have these supplies made. For information call 212-803-3100 or email

The New York State Department of Health guidance on if you have been in close or proximate contact of a confirmed or suspected confirmed COVID-19 case at:

The Center for Disease ControlĀ (CDC) has many useful tips and suggestions on how to avoid contracting the coronavirus at:

The US Chamber has updated general workplace health and safety measures for employees at:

Based on what is currently known about the virus, the CDC has set up interim guidanceĀ for businesses and employers on the planning and response to COVID-19 at:

The Small Business Administration has updated policies and information regarding loans to small business dealing with the coronavirus. Small businesses in New York State have been given the green light to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Resources and assistance can be found on their website at:

The Office of Public Liaison at the Department of Labor shared their latest press release on CORVID-19 (A.K.A. novel coronavirus). It outlines DOL guidelines and recommendations for dealing with the virus and also contains links to more detailed information and resources at:

The New York State Health Department can be found at: