As COVID-19 reaches across New York State, we are committed to providing you with the most up to date information as we receive it. We know you have a lot of questions and we are doing our best to make sure you have the information you need.

11/20/20 NASSAU COUNTY UPDATE

Long Island Mask Public Service Announcement: The "Mask Up, Long Island" public service announcement can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImTVtfDpMd8&feature=youtu.be.​ 

 

Statewide and Regional Metrics: ​You can monitor the COVID19 public health metrics through the NYS Regional Monitoring Dashboard here: https://forward.ny.gov/percentage-positive-results-region-dashboard​. Through the county dashboard found here: https://forward.ny.gov/percentage-positive-results-county-dashboard. And through the early monitoring dashboard here: https://forward.ny.gov/early-warning-monitoring-dashboard. 

 

Where to find a test: Residents can use this search tool to find a nearby testing site: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.​ In addition to the list of sites you will find using the tool, testing is also still available at the NYS-operated drive-thru sites at Jones Beach and Stony Brook University. Testing at these two drive-thru locations is free for NY residents. 

 

Incoming Travel Advisory: Travelers coming into NY are required to quarantine for 14 days. You may “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine following the guidelines on this webpage: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory#overview. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York are exempt from the travel advisory, this includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. The guidance also applies to international travelers coming from any CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Health Notice country. Attached is the detailed guidance document on the incoming travel advisory. Please be sure to read this document thoroughly, especially if you are considering traveling. 

 

School Toolkit: Attached is a helpful Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID19 Toolkit from the NYS Department of Health. I've included both the English and Spanish version of the toolkit. 

 

Gathering limit: On November 11th, Governor Cuomo announced that gatherings at private residences (indoors and outdoors) is limited to a total of 10 people. All other gatherings are limited to a total of 50 people, this includes catered events. 

 

SLA-licensed Entities: Bars, restaurants and gyms or fitness centers, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment (include movie theaters, casinos, and bowling alleys), are required to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m., but will not be permitted to serve alcohol to go. More information on these regulations can be found on the SLA website here: https://sla.ny.gov/Guidance-COVID-Related-Closing-Times​. A helpful FAQ for SLA-licensees on reopening guidelines can be found here: https://sla.ny.gov/phase3-guidelines-for-on-premises-licenses.​ 

 

COVID Alert NY Phone App: COVID Alert NY is a free download for iPhone and Android smartphones, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. COVID Alert NY is the voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. The app keeps track of when people are close to another app-enabled smartphone using Bluetooth technology.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS
Here is a current list of resources for the business community.

Health Resources

RE-OPENING GUIDELINES

Industries Reopening by Phase​

PHASE II REOPENING INFORMATION

APPLICATION FOR OUTDOOR SEATING IN LONG BEACH
RULES FOR OUTDOOR SEATING IN LONG BEACH

         Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services

         Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail

New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool

Help with Re-Opening - Perotta Consulting

Generic Business Plan Template

Retail Trade   - Guidelines - Plan template

Construction  - Guidelines - Plan template

Wholesale Trade  - Guidelines - Plan template

Download and print SIGNS Applications for Outdoor eating establishments in Long Beach

Empire State Development Corporation Updates Guidance on Essential Businesses

City of Long Beach latest COVID19 info

City of Long Beach Business Resource page

Nassau County Resources

NYS Resources

$$$ ASSITANCE

Small Business Recovery Loan Program

US Chambers of Commerce Small Business Loans

Guide to Financial Aid (the Cares Act)

TD BANK offers Line of Credit

SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
    Fact Sheet
    Application Form

When to apply for Forgiveness

Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan

GRANTS for NonProfits
    application instructions

SBA: Small businesses that are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 crisis may be able to access low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loans Program. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

SBA Power Point How to Apply for Assistance

SBA.gov Loans â€‹https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

New York Department of Financial Services, with FAQ's and information regarding Business Interruption Coverage https://dfs.ny.gov/consumers/coronavirus/business_interruption_insurance_faqs  

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

NY Attorney General COVID-19 Application For Suspension of Debt Collection Activity: https://ag.ny.gov/covid-19-debt-suspension-application

Submission form from ESD for COVID-19-Related Business Questions: https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-help  

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) was created as part of the recently enacted $2.2 trillion federal economic relief legislation to help certain unemployed persons impacted by COVID-19. This program offers temporary unemployment assistance to those who are unemployed, partially employed or unable to work because of COVID-19 and are not currently eligible for regular unemployment benefits.These benefits may last for a period of up to 39 weeks.

To view a list of scenarios under which an individual may or may not be eligible for PUA, click here 

It's important to note that if you have the ability to telework with pay or are receiving paid sick leave or other paid leave benefits, you will not be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
 
Note that filing days for PUA are based on the first letter of your last name.  For more information, visit labor.ny.gov.
 
To apply, https://applications.labor.ny.gov/IndividualReg/  

UPDATES

COVID-19 Updates from City of Long Beach

COVID-19 Nassau County updates

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATES from NY State

MOUNT SINAI SOUTH NASSAU covid-19 information

Sign up for the latest COVID-19 updates from New York State: https://now.ny.gov/page/s/coronavirus-updates

All businesses and counties are advised to reach out to their regional ESD office (https://esd.ny.gov/about-us/contact-us ) and DHSES (http://www.dhses.ny.gov/index.cfm ). They will be coordinating, assisting, and communicating once NYS has received its approval.

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City of Long Beach closes Recreation Center and MLK Center until further notice

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Curran Joined by Federal/State Officials Raise Awareness & Condemn Price Gouging Coronavirus Supply

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