DEAR FRIENDS AND MEMBERS,
WE ARE ACTIVELY WORKING WITH A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS AND DEPARTMENTS TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE.
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS TO ASSIST US IN GETTING THIS INFORMATION OUT ...THANK YOU
TO SIGN UP FOR CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FROM NYS GOVERNORS OFFICE CLICK HERE
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS:
There are now three mobile testing sites available on Long Island: Jones Beach and Stony Brook University testing is conducted by appointment only call: 888-364-3065. To make an appointment at the Jericho location, visit prohealthcare.com.
Empire State Development has established a website for businesses to submit COVID-19 related questions.
FOR SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER RELIEF LOANS:
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states low-interest federal disaster loans up to 2 million dollars for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We understand that this opportunity will open to New York businesses today.
These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.
For information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at: SBA.Gov/disaster, 1-800-659-2955 or email@example.com.
The SBA New York District Office also has its Long Island Branch Office located in Hauppauge dedicated to assist and guide the Long Island Small Business Community as needed. 631-454-0750.
APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:
Applications for Unemployment Insurance have overloaded NYS Department of Labor’s online and phone systems. To deal with the influx they have announced a new filing system based on the applicant’s last name to handle the loads in a more orderly fashion. Filing later in the week will not delay payments or affect the date of an individual’s claim, since all claims are effective on the Monday of the week in which they are filed.
FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY:
Federal Aid – The industry is rallying to urge Congress for federal assistance. We encourage you to make your voice heard at: https://ahla.quorum.us/campaign/25208/
FOR TRAVEL WORKFORCE:
US Travel released new data on estimations of travel impacts and an advocacy strategy for industry assistance that will be needed as a result: https://www.ustravel.org/sites/default/files/media_root/document/Coronavirus_FullRecoveryOptions.pdf
RECOMMENDATION FROM COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE BELLONE:
We are encouraging Suffolk residents to sign up for Smart911, which allows individuals to provide critical medical information to 9-1-1 and first responders. When someone calls 9-1-1-, their Smart911 Safety Profile is automatically displayed, allowing our public safety agencies to send emergency response teams to the right location with enhanced medical data, especially those who may need assistance not only during this outbreak, but during any emergency. SIGN UP HERE
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SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BUSINESS SUPPORT UNIT
We strongly recommend that all businesses
document the impact on your company during this crisis. This includes the financial impacts of any cancellations or postponements, changes in costs from vendors, supply chain impacts, etc.
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER...
BIGGER, BETTER & STRONGER!!