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6/11/2020 PHASE III ANNOUNCEMENT
Governor Cuomo will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of the workforce must stay home beginning Sunday, March 22 at 8PM, excluding essential services. Exemptions from the order will include shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food production, pharmacies, healthcare providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions.
- As of 3/20/2020 NYS has required a 75% workforce reduction for businesses and nonprofits. There are exemptions for essential businesses/entities, please see this guidance from ESD.
- To request designation as an essential business, please use this form.
- Interim Guidance on executive orders issued for gatherings, public and private.
EO 202.6 From NYS will be updated to reflect that staffing reduction requirements are now at 75% remote work.
“If you are filing a new unemployment insurance claim, the day you should file is based on the first letter of your last name. If your last name starts with A – F, file your claim on Monday. For last names starting with G – N, file your claim Tuesday. For last names starting with O – Z, file your claim on Wednesday. If you missed your filing day, file your claim on Thursday or Friday. Filing later in the week will not delay your payments or affect the date of your claim, since all claims are effective on the Monday of the week in which they are filed.”
New York State Mandated Closure of All Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, Theaters, and Casinos. Food and beverage delivery and pick up only will be allowed.
BREAKING NEWS FROM GOV CUOMO: NY, PA, CT, and NJ will temporarily close all indoor portions of retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys effective tomorrow (Thurs March 19) at 8PM.
The Chamber Team is working to provide updates as quickly as we have them. It’s also critical to us that you have accurate, complete guidance from all sources – which doesn’t always come immediately.
New York State Today Mandated Closure of All Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, Theaters, and Casinos.Food and beverage delivery and pick up only will be allowed.
The Workforce Development Board has provided the following guidance – click here.
The Chamber & TCAD are collaborating to ensure that low-interest SBA Funding will be available to local businesses and nonprofit organizations, which requires action from Governor Cuomo.
The Chamber is participating in the local Economic Recovery Cabinet to ensure we leverage as many resources as possible for our community both during and after this economic disruption. Your survey inputs will be valuable to supporting this work.
We first want to acknowledge that recent developments throughout New York and the nation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as well as the proactive measures taken by Cornell University yesterday, have put us into new territory together as an organization and a community. The Chamber Team plans to do our best to support our members during the next few weeks or months with the resources you need, as well as adjustments as necessary to our work program and event schedule with the goal of keeping you, your employees, and your loved ones safe. Your business, your employees, and this community are our top priority.
We know that for many of you, especially for small business owners, things may seem very uncertain and even downright scary right now. We share your concerns, and will do our best to listen, support you, and connect you to meaningful and helpful resources. We’ve reached out to some key community partners gather resources to support you financially, and are happy to have your creative ideas about how we can work together to mitigate the economic impact of this public health concern and the changes in work flow that are resulting community wide.