Quick Links: Health Resources
New York State Department of Health https://www.health.ny.gov/
New York State Department of Health & Mental Health https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page
Centers For Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
Quick Links: NYS Government
New York City Council https://council.nyc.gov/districts/
Small Business Association Loan (SBA) COVID-19 LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering two loan programs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to small businesses throughout New York State. See below for details of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion federal stimulus package passed on March 27. The PPP provides loans of up to $10 million to support small businesses and other eligible entities to pay workers, interest on mortgage obligations, rent, insurance, paid sick or medical leave, utilities, and payroll-related costs incurred from Feb. 15, 2020 – June 30, 2020. Lenders will be accepting applications starting April 3, 2020.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on New York City’s workforce, the City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance with food and rent or other expenses. The State has waived the 7-day waiting period for people out of work due to coronavirus to apply for unemployment insurance, details on how to apply here.
Global Information/SARS-CoV-2 Here’s a link to the WHO’s site for the latest global information.
Social distancing and self-quarantine are important to the mitigation of the impact of COVID-19. Here’s an article from Johns Hopkins explaining social distancing and self-quarantine.
Health Care Proxy
If you are concerned about a loved one that may be at risk and does not have a health care proxy in place you can download the statutory form which does not require acknowledgment by a notary https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1430.pdf
Student federal loans held at 0% interest until at least May 12. High stakes testing suspensions
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