We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). For information, visit our coronavirus resources page.

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    COVID-19 Assistance & Guidance for Small Businesses 


    Below is some information to help you and your business navigate through this time of uncertainty. This is a rapidly changing situation, please visit the New York State Department of Health website for more up-to-date information, including FAQs for employers.

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    U.S. Small Business Administration

    Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.


    New York State Department of Labor

    New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or illness.


    The Business Council of New York State

    As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New York State, it is important that employers and employees understand the impacts of the virus and how the strand affects individuals, day to day business and the economy.


    Empire State Development

    Empire State Development (ESD) has created this detailed FAQ to answer immediate questions businesses may have regarding State regulations and general guidance related to the Coronavirus.


    New York State Liquor Authority

    Pursuant to the Governor’s order, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM, all licensed on-premises establishments (e.g. restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs, arenas, catering establishments, etc.) must cease on-premises sales of alcoholic beverages and/or food.


    Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership

    The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership is closely monitoring the impact that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our businesses, workforce, economy, and public health in Saratoga County and beyond.



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