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  • Effective June 11, 2020 Effective June 11, 2020

    The LIA office will reopen with reduced staff and in accordance with NYS Phase 2 Guidance. Please click here to view our Return to Work Safety Plan. If you have any questions or need our assistance, please email Matt Cohen at mcohen@longislandassociation.org.

  • Mask Up, Long Island Mask Up, Long Island

    The Governor released a new Public Service Announcement, made for and by Long Islanders, reminding their neighbors to wear a mask and help stop the spread of coronavirus. The advertisement features members of the State's Long Island Control Room, including Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Long Island Federation of Labor President John Durso, NAACP Long Island Regional Director Tracey Edwards, and Long Island Association President Kevin Law. New York State is partnering with Altice to air the PSA on Long Island.
  • This issue of the LIA newsletter continues to monitor and assess the latest economic effects of the coronavirus on Long Island and the outlook going forward.

  • We want to keep you apprised of the latest news regarding the LIA and our efforts related to the coronavirus, as well as some other issues we have been working on.

  • LIA Small- & Mid-Sized Business Committee- September 1, 2020 LIA Small- & Mid-Sized Business Committee- September 1, 2020

  • LIA Energy & Environment Committee-August 14, 2020 LIA Energy & Environment Committee-August 14, 2020

  •  
    The LIA continues to comply with New York State’s Covid-19 related laws and regulations, as well as our office building’s moratorium on in-person committee meetings and larger events. However, stay tuned for virtual meetings and events that we schedule this fall.
  • New York Business Leaders Urge President Trump to Aid MTA, State and Local Governments New York Business Leaders Urge President Trump to Aid MTA, State and Local Governments

  • Updated September 1, 2020 Updated September 1, 2020

    Guidance issued to implement Presidential Memorandum deferring certain employee Social Security tax withholding

    The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued guidance (PDF) implementing the Presidential Memorandum issued on August 8, 2020, allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee's portion of the Social Security tax if the employee's wages are below a certain amount.

    Notice 2020-65, posted on IRS.gov, makes relief available for employers and generally applies to wages paid starting September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

    The employee Social Security tax deferral may apply to payments of taxable wages to an employee that are less than $4,000 during a bi-weekly pay period, with each pay period considered separately. No deferral is available for any payment to an employee of taxable wages of $4,000 or above for a bi-weekly pay period.

    The notice postpones the time for employers to withhold and pay employee Social Security taxes.

    Additional tax relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on IRS.gov.

  • Updated September 1, 2020 Updated September 1, 2020

    Lost Wages Assistance Fact Sheet

  • Updated August 20, 2020 Updated August 20, 2020

     

    For Immediate Release: 8/20/2020

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

     

     

    GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER EXTENDING MORATORIUM ON COVID-RELATED COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20

     

    Builds on Governor's Actions to Protect Both Residential and Commercial Tenants from Eviction and Late Rent Fees amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

     

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures an additional month, until September 20th. This measure extends protections already in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors in recognition of the financial toll the pandemic has taken on business owners, including retail establishments and restaurants. The extension of this protection gives commercial tenants and mortgagors additional time to get back on their feet and catch up on rent or renegotiate their leasing terms to avoid eviction proceedings and foreclosures moving forward. 

     

    "While we have made great progress in keeping New York's infection rate low, this pandemic is not over and as we continue to fight the virus, we are continuing to protect New York businesses and residential tenants who face financial hardship due to COVID," Governor Cuomo said. "I am extending the State's moratorium on commercial evictions to ensure business owners across New York will not be forced to close as a result of the pandemic."  

     

    Governor Cuomo first announced a State moratorium on residential and commercial evictions on March 20 to ensure no tenant was evicted during the height of the public health emergency. The commercial eviction and foreclosure moratorium was extended through August 20 by Executive Order, and the Governor signed the Tenant Safe Harbor Act and additional legislation to protect residential renters and homeowners from foreclosure or eviction due to a COVID-19 financial hardship. Governor Cuomo also ordered additional protection for residential renters from charges for late payment of rent and allowing tenants to use security deposits to pay rent for residential tenants.

     

     

    Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
    New York State | Executive Chamber |press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418
     

  • Updated August 18, 2020 Updated August 18, 2020

    The Gyms and Fitness Centers Guidance has just been posted on the NY Forward website under “Phase 4”: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-four-industries. It is attached for your reference. This guidance takes effect on Monday, August 24th for gyms and fitness centers in all regions of New York.

    “These guidelines apply to fitness activities and facilities, including, but not limited, to standalone, hotel, residential, and office gyms and fitness centers, gyms and fitness centers in higher education institutions, yoga/Pilates/barre studios, boxing/kickboxing gyms, fitness boot camps, CrossFit or other plyometric boxes, and other group fitness classes (e.g., spin, rowing, dancing). Residential and hotel gyms and fitness centers must have staff available to ensure compliance with this guidance. This interim guidance is subject to change as the State will be closely working with local health departments during the initial reopening as a pilot phase to monitor compliance of owners/operators of gyms and fitness centers with this guidance, including inspections, and assess the public health conditions associated with gym and fitness center reopening, including any changes in COVID-19 transmission.”

    Gyms and fitness centers should be sure to read the guidance document thoroughly, submit a business affirmation, and complete the safety plan prior to reopening.

    NY FORWARD SAFETY PLAN.

    INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.

  • Updated August 4, 2020 Updated August 4, 2020

    Travel Advisory
    Governor Cuomo has added Rhode Island to the list of states for the incoming travel advisory. Delaware and Washington D.C. have been removed. Below are the links with helpful information on the travel advisory, including the homepage and a helpful FAQ.​
  • Updated August 4, 2020 Updated August 4, 2020

    New York Extends Rent Relief Application Through August 6th

     

    The application period for the state’s Covid Rent Relief Program has been extended from July 30th to August 6th. Click here for the application and more details: https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP.

  • Updated July 30, 2020 Updated July 30, 2020

    An announcement from the New York State Department of Labor

     

    Under current Federal law and US DOL guidelines, this is the last benefit week for $600 Federal

    Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, or FPUC, payments in New York. That means when your

    unemployed constituents submit their weekly certification between Sunday 7/26 and Saturday 8/1,

    they will be certifying for their final week of FPUC. This may change if Congress takes action to extend

    Americans’ unemployment benefits. The Department of Labor will provide updates on any changes

    through direct emails to your unemployed constituents, through the Department website, labor.ny.gov,

    and through the DOL social media accounts on Twitter (@NYSLabor), Facebook (facebook.com/nyslabor)

    and Instagram (@nyslabor).

     

    Help us keep our phone lines clear so that New Yorkers who need help with their specific claims can

    reach us. Please encourage people who have questions about FPUC extensions to visit our website

    labor.ny.gov or follow us on social media for the latest information.

     

    IN ADDITION, PLEASE NOTE TWO RECENT BENEFIT EXTENSIONS:

     

    1. Traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are now extended for up to 59 weeks:

    Traditional UI lasts for 26 weeks in New York, and has been extended by both the Pandemic

    Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, which adds 13 weeks, and the

    Extended Benefits (EB) program, which adds an additional 20 weeks.

     

    2. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits are now extended for up to 46 weeks:

    Under Federal law, those receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) are not eligible

    for PEUC or EB, but are now eligible for up to 46 weeks of benefits in New York – up from the

    original 39 weeks.

     

    In order for your constituents to continue receiving their UI or PUA benefits, they must continue

    to certify every week. They do not need to re-apply or contact the NYS DOL, unless they are

    specifically told to do so. New Yorkers can certify online at labor.ny.gov/signin or on the phone by

    calling 1-888-581-5812 (for UI) or 1-833-324-0366 (for PUA).

     

    To learn more about Extended Benefits, they can visit the PEUC and EB FAQs at

    https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/extended-benefits-faq.pdf.

  • Updated July 29, 2020 Updated July 29, 2020

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Advisory (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/07/nys-covid-travel-advisory-faq_0.pdf)

     

    For Immediate Release: 7/28/2020

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

     

     

     

    GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES INDIVIDUALS TRAVELING TO NEW YORK FROM THREE ADDITIONAL STATES, PUERTO RICO AND WASHINGTON D.C. WILL BE REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS

      

    Announces Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Meet Metrics to Qualify for Travel Advisory

     

    Announces SLA and State Police Task Force Observed 26 Additional Violations from Establishments for Violating Social Distancing Requirements

       

    Offers to Allow Major League Baseball Teams to Come Play In New York

     

    Renews Calls on Congress to Pass a Stimulus Package that Includes Funding for State and Local Governments

     

    Updates New Yorkers on State's Investigation into Chainsmokers Concert in Southampton

     

    Lowest Number of Intubations—81—Since March 15

     

    0.93 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

     

    9 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

     

    Confirms 534 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 412,878; New Cases in 38 Counties

     

     

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that three additional states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those areas, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota. No states have been removed. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

     

    Governor Cuomo also announced that the joint State Liquor Authority and New York State Police Task Force observed 26 additional violations of state social distancing requirements yesterday. The task force conducted 644 compliance checks last night.

      

    The governor also renewed his call on Congress to include funding for state and local governments in the next stimulus package.

     

    Governor Cuomo also offered to have Major League Baseball teams come play in New York if they are experiencing difficulties in their home states. 

     

    "Our job is to do everything we can to control COVID and anticipate possible future issues, and in that regard, the issues we watch are the infection rates spreading across the country and compliance with the rules that we now have in place across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "The situation across the nation is still very bad and there are more states that have exceeded our thresholds for quarantine."

     

    "New York State has one of the lowest infection rates in the U.S.," Governor Cuomo continued. "We have a full Department of Health protocol system in place, and I offer to the MLB, if you are having problems playing in other states, come play here - we will set up a health protocol."

     

    The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's investigation into a concert in Southampton that received widespread press and social media attention. Yesterday, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker sent a letter to the Town of Southampton requesting information on the concert within 24 hours and advising the town that New York State will conduct an investigation and assess the penalties associated with any violations of public health laws or regulations.

     

    The full, updated travel advisory list is below:

     

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Puerto Rico
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin

     

    Today's data is summarized briefly below:

     

    • Patient Hospitalization - 648 (+6)
    • Patients Newly Admitted - 68
    • Hospital Counties - 29
    • Number ICU - 152 (+3)
    • Number ICU with Intubation - 81 (-3)
    • Total Discharges - 72,813 (+47)
    • Deaths - 9
    • Total Deaths - 25,126

     

    Of the 57,397 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 534, or 0.93 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

     

    REGION

    SATURDAY

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    Capital Region

    1.2%

    0.5%

    1.2%

    Central New York

    0.4%

    0.4%

    0.9%

    Finger Lakes

    0.7%

    0.9%

    0.4%

    Long Island

    1.3%

    1.5%

    1.1%

    Mid-Hudson

    1.2%

    0.8%

    1.1%

    Mohawk Valley

    0.6%

    1.0%

    2.0%

    New York City

    1.1%

    1.2%

    0.9%

    North Country

    0.3%

    0.2%

    0.6%

    Southern Tier

    0.9%

    0.5%

    0.6%

    Western New York

    0.9%

    1.2%

    0.9%

     

    The Governor also confirmed 534 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 412,878 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 412,878 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

     

    County

    Total Positive

    New Positive

    Albany

    2,468

    15

    Allegany

    74

    0

    Broome

    992

    6

    Cattaraugus

    153

    0

    Cayuga

    140

    0

    Chautauqua

    219

    1

    Chemung

    160

    0

    Chenango

    203

    0

    Clinton

    123

    3

    Columbia

    504

    1

    Cortland

    89

    2

    Delaware

    99

    1

    Dutchess

    4,447

    7

    Erie

    8,364

    37

    Essex

    55

    0

    Franklin

    47

    3

    Fulton

    270

    0

    Genesee

    266

    0

    Greene

    283

    1

    Hamilton

    7

    0

    Herkimer

    236

    2

    Jefferson

    128

    0

    Lewis

    34

    0

    Livingston

    162

    0

    Madison

    391

    1

    Monroe

    4632

    12

    Montgomery

    152

    4

    Nassau

    43,059

    42

    Niagara

    1424

    0

    NYC

    224,249

    198

    Oneida

    2,028

    18

    Onondaga

    3,419

    21

    Ontario

    345

    2

    Orange

    11,024

    14

    Orleans

    290

    0

    Oswego

    239

    0

    Otsego

    105

    2

    Putnam

    1,412

    4

    Rensselaer

    690

    3

    Rockland

    13,845

    4

    Saratoga

    691

    3

    Schenectady

    998

    8

    Schoharie

    68

    0

    Schuyler

    20

    0

    Seneca

    84

    1

    St. Lawrence

    258

    0

    Steuben

    289

    1

    Suffolk

    43,024

    57

    Sullivan

    1476

    0

    Tioga

    180

    0

    Tompkins

    225

    0

    Ulster

    1942

    16

    Warren

    298

    4

    Washington

    254

    0

    Wayne

    243

    0

    Westchester

    35,838

    39

    Wyoming

    111

    1

    Yates

    52

    0

     

    Yesterday, there were 9 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,126. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

     

    Deaths by County of Residence

    County

    New Deaths

    Albany

    1

    Bronx

    1

    Broome

    1

    Kings

    2

    Oneida

    1

    Onondaga

    1

    Queens

    2

  • Updated July, 21, 2020 Updated July, 21, 2020

    The NY Forward Loan Fund is still open and accepting applications. The loan fund provides working capital to help business with the costs of reopening from COVID-19. Eligible applicants include small businesses with fewer than 20 employees, small landlords, and nonprofits. You can find out more about the program and apply at this link: https://esd.ny.gov/nyforwardloans-info.

     

  • Updated July 14, 2020 Updated July 14, 2020

    Department of Health Emergency Regulations

    Enforcement of Social Distancing Measures

     

    10 NYCRR Subpart 66-3 is intended to codify, and assist in the enforcement of, existing Executive Orders mandating face coverings, social distancing requirements, restricting non-essential gatherings, and the operation of non-essential businesses. The regulation allows violations to be charged as a violation of public health law, subject to the following penalties:

     

    Penalties -- 10 NYCRR § 66-3.4

    • Violations of these regulations by individuals are subject to a maximum fine of $1000 per violation per day, as well as any other penalties that may be established in law.

    Additionally, a willful violation of this regulation is a violation of Section 12-b of the Public Health Law, which is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.

    Face-Coverings -- 10 NYCRR § 66-3.2

    • Any person over two years of age and able to medically tolerate a face-covering must wear a mask or face-covering when in public and unable to maintain social distance.
      • Passengers over the age of two and able to tolerate a face-covering must wear a mask or face covering when on public transport or private for-hire transport.
         
      • Drivers or other employees of transportation carriers must wear a mask or face-covering if there are paying passengers on such transport.
         
      • Any employee present in the workplace must be provided a mask or face-covering and must wear it when in contact with customers or the public, or unable to socially distance
         
      • Business operators and building owners must deny entry and/or remove any person who fails to comply with face-covering requirements.
         
      • Adequate face coverings include cloth masks, surgical masks, N-95s, and face shields.
         
      • To maintain social distance, persons must keep at least 6 feet away from any other person, other than their own family members.

    Non-Essential Gatherings -- 10 NYCRR § 66-3.3

    • Limits non-essential gatherings to the gathering limit set by Executive Order establishing such limit in the region (currently, 25 in Phase 3, 50 in Phase 4).
      • Prohibits any person from encouraging or promoting any non-essential gathering on any public property.
      • This intended to prevent businesses from evading responsibility for a non-essential gathering occurring off the business’s premises, but as a result of the business’s actions.
         
      • Requires that any non-essential gathering that is allowed to proceed must comply with social distancing protocols.
         
      • Provides that restrictions on non-essential gatherings do not apply to essential businesses (noting that such businesses must still comply with NY Forward guidance).

     Non-Essential Businesses -- 10 NYCRR § 66-3.4

    • All non-essential businesses must reduce their in-person work force by 100% pursuant to Executive Order 202.8; however the state’s phased reopening has allowed most industries to reopen so long as Department of Health guidance is adhered to.
      • This regulation is subject to modification by Executive Orders implementing the phased re-opening of NY, including already issued Executive Orders for each phase.
         
      • Essential businesses include those listed in the regulation, and those determined essential by Empire State Development, as well as businesses and industries that have been allowed to reopen pursuant to NY Forward Executive Orders.

    ​ 

  • Updated July 14, 2020 Updated July 14, 2020

     

    For Immediate Release: 7/13/2020

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

     

     

    GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW DATA-DRIVEN GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS

      

    Schools in Regions in Phase IV Can Reopen if Daily Infection Rate Remains Below 5 Percent Using a 14-Day Average

     

    Schools Will Close if Regional Infection Rate Rises Over 9 Percent After August 1

     

    Finalized DOH and Reimagine Education Advisory Council Guidance and Guiding Principles Available Here

     

    1.08 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

     

    10 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

     

    Confirms 557 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 402,263; New Cases in 38 Counties

     

     

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new, data-driven guidance for reopening schools in New York State. Schools in a region can reopen if that region is in Phase IV of reopening and if its daily infection rate remains below 5 percent or lower using a 14-day average since unPAUSE was lifted. Schools will close if the regional infection rate rises above 9 percent, using a 7-day average, after August 1. New York State will make the formula determination during the week of August 1 to 7. New York State, the Reimagine Education Advisory Council and the Department of Health released finalized guidance and guiding principles for reopening schools today, which are available here. The DOH and Governor's Reimagine Council are working closely with the Department of Education as it releases education guidance. Plans to reopen schools are due on July 31.

     

    Topics addressed by state guidance include:

    1. Masks/PPE
    2. Social Distancing
    3. Cohort Structures
    4. Restructuring Space to Maximize In-Class Instruction
    5. Transportation
    6. Food Service
    7. Aftercare and Extracurriculars
    8. Screening
    9. Tracing
    10. Cleaning and Disinfecting

     

    Governor Cuomo also updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

     

    "Everybody wants to reopen schools, but you only reopen if it's safe to reopen, and that's determined by the data. You don't hold your finger up and feel the wind, you don't have an inspiration, you don't have a dream, you don't have an emotion--look at the data," Governor Cuomo said. "We test more and we have more data than any state. If you have the virus under control, reopen. If you don't have the virus under control, then you can't reopen. We're not going to use our children as the litmus test and we're not going to going to put our children in a place where their health is endangered. It's that simple. Common sense and intelligence can still determine what we do, even in this crazy environment. We're not going to use our children as guinea pigs. What I say to the experts is very simple. I'm making the determination as to whether or not I would send my daughter to school. If it's safe, I'll send her. If it's not safe, I'm not going to send her. And you can determine that by science."

     

    Today's data is summarized briefly below:

    1. Patient Hospitalization - 792 (-9)
    2. Patients Newly Admitted - 60 (-15)
    3. Hospital Counties - 31
    4. Number ICU - 175 (+1)
    5. Number ICU with Intubation - 103 (+1)
    6. Total Discharges - 71,643 (+78)
    7. Deaths - 10
    8. Total Deaths - 24,989

     

    Of the 51,687 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 557, or 1.08 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

     

    REGION

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    SUNDAY

    Capital Region

    1.2%

    2.0%

    0.9%

    Central New York

    1.7%

    1.1%

    1.0%

    Finger Lakes

    1.0%

    0.8%

    1.0%

    Long Island

    1.0%

    0.9%

    1.5%

    Mid-Hudson

    0.8%

    0.9%

    0.8%

    Mohawk Valley

    0.9%

    0.8%

    0.8%

    New York City

    1.0%

    1.3%

    1.1%

    North Country

    0.3%

    0.4%

    0.2%

    Southern Tier

    1.5%

    0.6%

    0.9%

    Western New York

    1.9%

    1.0%

    1.1%

     

    The Governor also confirmed 557 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 402,263 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 402,263 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

     

    County

    Total Positive

    New Positive

    Albany

    2,225

    6

    Allegany

    66

    0

    Broome

    827

    7

    Cattaraugus

    138

    0

    Cayuga

    126

    0

    Chautauqua

    171

    1

    Chemung

    148

    0

    Chenango

    169

    3

    Clinton

    109

    0

    Columbia

    487

    1

    Cortland

    59

    1

    Delaware

    92

    0

    Dutchess

    4,280

    4

    Erie

    7,766

    24

    Essex

    51

    0

    Franklin

    36

    0

    Fulton

    265

    0

    Genesee

    250

    0

    Greene

    266

    0

    Hamilton

    6

    0

    Herkimer

    193

    1

    Jefferson

    99

    2

    Lewis

    31

    0

    Livingston

    147

    0

    Madison

    375

    1

    Monroe

    4,200

    23

    Montgomery

    133

    1

    Nassau

    42,354

    47

    Niagara

    1,342

    2

    NYC

    219,301

    250

    Oneida

    1,830

    7

    Onondaga

    3,142

    18

    Ontario

    302

    2

    Orange

    10,841

    6

    Orleans

    287

    0

    Oswego

    222

    2

    Otsego

    89

    0

    Putnam

    1,365

    4

    Rensselaer

    617

    1

    Rockland

    13,719

    3

    Saratoga

    610

    8

    Schenectady

    868

    4

    Schoharie

    62

    0

    Schuyler

    15

    0

    Seneca

    74

    0

    St. Lawrence

    231

    1

    Steuben

    276

    2

    Suffolk

    42,112

    84

    Sullivan

    1,465

    0

    Tioga

    161

    0

    Tompkins

    186

    0

    Ulster

    1,862

    3

    Warren

    280

    3

    Washington

    249

    0

    Wayne

    209

    4

    Westchester

    35,327

    30

    Wyoming

    102

    1

    Yates

    48

    0

     

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    Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
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    press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

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  • Updated July 9, 2020 Updated July 9, 2020

    New York Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive One-Time Reopening/Restructuring and Temporary Operating Assistance Grants 

    The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is accepting applications for two separate grants available through NYS with funding from the federal CARES Act related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The deadline for submission has been extended to July 22, 2020.

    OCFS will put forward $65 million for the second installment of the CARES funding to incentivize reopening of closed programs and the expansion of child care capacity in open programs to assist in reopening efforts of New York Forward.

     

    ·       $20 million to assist reopening and expansion of capacity by providing materials and activities to support a more socially distant model, and for supplies associated with reopening and expansion. 

    ·       $45 million in Reopening and Expansion Incentive Temporary Assistance.

    This is a noncompetitive application. 

    Programs can apply for both grants. To determine eligibility, go to the OCFS-5450 Application, Part IV. 

    Legally exempt providers are only eligible for the One-Time Grants for Reopening/Restructuring Materials, Activities, and Supplies grant.

    Visit the OCFS Website for more details, instructions &

    a budget template.

  • Updated July 7, 2020 Updated July 7, 2020

    GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES LONG ISLAND CLEARED BY GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS TO ENTER PHASE 4 OF REOPENING TOMORROW

     

    For Immediate Release: 7/7/2020

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

     

    GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES LONG ISLAND CLEARED BY GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS TO ENTER PHASE 4 OF REOPENING TOMORROW
      

    "The team of global public health experts advising New York State on its reopening strategy has thoroughly reviewed the data for Long Island and has cleared it to enter Phase 4 of reopening starting tomorrow, July 8.

    "As states across the country experience a resurgence in cases, we've maintained both low hospitalizations and a low rate of positive cases through the hard work and vigilance of New Yorkers. However, this pandemic is far from over, and I encourage New Yorkers to continue practicing the basic behaviors—wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing—that have made an enormous difference in the state's ability to fight the virus. Local governments likewise have vital roles to play in enforcing state guidelines so we can keep COVID-19 at bay and continue pursuing the state's incremental, data-driven reopening."

    New York Forward guidance for Phase 4 reopening can be found here.

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  • Governor Andrew Cuomo:
    “Since 1926, the LIA has worked tirelessly to make Long Island a great place to live, work and visit; supporting and stimulating area businesses and improving the quality of life for residents and families. I commend LIA President & CEO Kevin Law, the terrific Board of Directors and your dedicated staff for all the good things you do for the businesses and people of Long Island and New York State.”

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