Stay Informed

We are asking businesses and private nonprofits of any size or sector to take a ten minute survey to assess the impact of the coronavirus on their operations, finances, and employees. Your answers will help assess the impact of COVID-19 on our local economy. Responses are requested by April 1, 2020. The survey, list of council members, and list of resources can be found at the Nassau County Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council webpage.

Tips for businesses affected by COVID-19:

  • Take the Nassau County Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council Survey by April 1, 2020.
  • SBA disaster assistance program is working to offer loans to affected businesses.  We encourage all businesses to register and apply. You can also email [email protected] and call 1-800-659-2955.
  • Let Nassau County know if you are applying for assistance at [email protected] so the county can track which businesses are being affected.
  • Track your expenses and losses during this period and keep all receipts.
  • Contact your bank for a business loan. If you are approved for a loan at 3.75% or comparable rate, the SBA will not offer you something better.
  • Contact your vendors and negotiate better payment terms.
  • Make good faith payments to vendors and employees to stay as current as possible. 

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The Small Business Administration has created a guidance page for businesses.
https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

COVID-19 SBA Disaster Loans

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET – ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS

NYS ESD NOVEL CORONAVIRUS FAQ FOR BUSINESSES

GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IS SUBJECT TO A WORKFORCE REDUCTION UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.6

H.R. 6201, FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Factoids in Prep for Loan Application

Facts Provided by New York State Empire State Development

Message from the NYSEDC Executive Director Regarding Resources and Updates

Protecting Your Business Webinar

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID-19 For Retail Stores