UPDATE: SBA has approved a statewide disaster declaration for New York

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

UPDATE: NEW: SBA has approved a statewide disaster declaration for New York. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online at:

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

To help keep up with the quickly changing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Empire State Development (ESD) has posted some important resources related to the economic impacts for businesses and workers… 

  • DOL is also reminding businesses of its Shared Work Program that can provide an alternative to laying off employees during business downturns by allowing workers to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial unemployment insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks. Instead of cutting staff, you able to reduce the number of hours of all employees or just a certain group:

    https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/employerinfo/shared-work-program.shtm