Below are a series of information and contact points for many frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The link below provides a clear and concise page of how people can help and where they should be directed.
ESD COVID-19 Related Resources
If you believe an employer is in violation of either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders you can contact the NYS Attorney General’s Office at (212) 416-8700 or Labor.Bureau@ag.ny.gov
Guidance on Coronavirus Resources from AG’s Office
Empire State Development (ESD) has created this FAQ to offer information to businesses regarding State regulations and general guidance related to the coronavirus.
If your question is not answered below, please contact ESD at our website at: https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-help
DOL Complaint process related to COVID19
COVID-19 Sick Leave Application – https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/if-you-are-quarantined-yourself
To file a complaint with the NYS Department of Human Rights
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
If someone is looking for a procurement opportunity, direct them to the procurement form: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/procurement-form
If people want to make a donation (including essential goods, services, and/or spaces) please direct them here: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid19-tracking-offers
Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220
24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065
NYS DOH website regarding Coronavirus:
Assistance of Qualified Medical Professionals Survey:
Retired Health Professional Survey:
COVID-19 Application For Suspension Of Debt Collection Activity:
Here is the Dedicated ESD waiver email address: COVID19BusinessWaiver@ESD.ny.gov
Amid a shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used. Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646 522-8477 or email@example.com
The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov
Upper Hudson Valley Region