COVID-19 Resources & Guidelines


Suffolk County Business Survey

 Understanding the impacts COVID-19 across the business community is essential to advocating for resources to best address needs and facilitate economic recovery, take the survey now 

Nassau County Business Survey

 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 

Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.6

To enforce social distancing Governor Cuomo has limited the amount of employees in the workplace to NO MORE THAN 25% of its normal workforce. An exemption exists for "Essential Services" such as Food, Pharmacies, Healthcare, Shipping & Supplies.

Guidance to Executive Order 202.6

This guidance is issued by the New York State Department of Economic Development d/b/a Empire State Development and applies to each business location individually and is intended to assist businesses in determining whether they are an essential business and steps to request such designation.

Empire State Development "Business Waiver"

To request exemption from the Governor's 25% limit on employees or to find out if your business is exempt.

Empire State Development Resources

As New York State continually monitors and responds to developments related to COVID-19, ESD is providing up-to-date guidance for the agency’s partners and other stakeholders impacted by the virus.  This is a rapidly changing situation and ESD will be updating the resources below to reflect the latest information available.

Suffolk County Business Recovery Unit

The Suffolk County Business Recovery Unit serves as a one stop shop for business questions and resources related to impacts as a result of COVID 19.

Nassau County Resources

 There are a number of local, State and Federal resources to help guide businesses during the current economic slowdown brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. We will update these resources as more information and additional programs become available. 

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19.

Leadership in Times of Crisis Took Kit

A guide to economic resilience for business

OSHA Guidelines

Provides information for workers and employers about the evolving COVID-19 outbreak