In collaboration with Nassau County and Hofstra University, we conducted a survey to assist in addressing and mitigating the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We received 1,431 responses to our first survey, which was open from March 24, 2020 to April 1, 2020, to assist the Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council in assessing the impact of the coronaivrus on Long Island businesses’ operations, finances, and employees. The Council prepared an interim report for the Long Island members of Governor Cuomo’s NY Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board, tasked with guiding New York’s reopening strategy. The report provides a summary of the Councils activities, key take-aways from Council meetings, suggestions of additional low-risk businesses and activities to be deemed essential and upcoming Council activities including re-opening protocols. Read the County Executive’s Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council Interim Report dated May 14, 2020.
As a follow up to the Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council’s survey and in partnership with the Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning Dept., and the Suffolk IDA, we conducted a follow-up online survey to gather important additional information on the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses of all sizes across Long Island.
This will further enhance the data being incorporated into a study being prepared by our retained external partner, HR&A, to analyze the survey results and develop economic projections for Nassau County. This will create a portrait of how the County’s economy was doing before the virus, the conditions right now and model what we can expect in the weeks, perhaps months, to follow. Their analysis is key to helping Nassau County make the case for more assistance from the state and federal government, by developing a sophisticated projection of various scenarios and collecting relevant data. The results from the initial survey, Council Interim Report, list of council members, and list of resources can be found at the Nassau County Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council webpage.
We want to thank the businesses that took the time to complete the initial survey, as well as the follow up survey.
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