On this page you will find helpful resources & information for your business/organization, as we adapt and work towards recovery from the impact of COVID-19. The Chamber is actively looking for additional resources to ease the pressure that businesses are facing, and will continue to advocate on behalf of legislation that would help alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on business. We will continue to post updates as they become available.
Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Safety Plan Latest Information
Chemung County Launches New COVID-19 Dashboard and California Added to Travel Advisory; No Areas Are Removed and Non-Essential Interstate Travel To And From Massachusetts Discouraged
To view the New York State Dashboard for County cases with our 7 or 14 day rolling average, click
here. To see what our rolling average (Tier 3 on page 6) needs to be to move in or out of a cluster zone designation, click here. To view metrics on your phone, download the COVID Alert NY App.
Portions of Chemung County Placed into Yellow and Orange Zones Due to COVID Levels; Businesses, Houses of Worship, Mass Gatherings, Restaurants, and Schools Will Be Impacted. To view the detailed map of the Chemung County zones, please click here. To look up an address to see if you are in an area that has been impacted, please click here. To view detailed guidance on new restrictions for the zones, please click here. New yellow and orange zone regulations will begin as of 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 for all Businesses, Mass Gatherings, Dining, and Houses of Worship. Regulations involving Schools in the yellow and orange zones will start Sunday, October 25 at 11:59 p.m.
Arizona, Maryland Added to NY’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory; Non-Essential Interstate Travel Between Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Discouraged
Chamber Advocates on Behalf of RESTART Act to Fund Relief for Small to Midsized Businesses
Ski Resorts Allowed to Reopen With 50 Percent Indoor Capacity Beginning November 6 and Draft New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program Announced
Chemung County Movie Theaters Do Not Meet Requirements to Open on October 23 and Cuomo Outlines New Micro-Cluster Strategy to Tackle COVID-19 Hot Spots. Interim Guidance for Movie Theaters is on the Phase 4 Industries Guidance Page Now.
State Will Withhold Funds for Localities and Schools in COVID-19 Cluster Zones That Fail to Enforce Public Health Law
Ohio, Michigan and Virginia Added to Travel Advisory List
COVID-19 Rapid Testing to Be Made Available for Every County in New York State
Cuomo Announces New Cluster Action Initiative and New Mexico Added to Travel Advisory List
COVID Alert NY App Launched, Individuals Encouraged to Participate
Executive Order Reminds International Travelers Coming from Level 2 & 3 Countries to Quarantine & Fill Out Travel Form
Rapid Testing Machines Deployed to Brooklyn, Orange County, Rockland County and the Southern Tier
Moratorium on COVID-Related Residential Evictions Will Be Extended Until January 1, 2021
Cuomo Launches an Online Report Card to Track Real-Time COVID-19 Data at School Districts
Casinos Allowed to Reopen with Limited Capacity Next Week and Office of Children and Family Services Releases Memo on “When Does Remote Learning Require a Child Care License or Registration?”
New State Guidance for Agritourism Businesses Announced and Alaska and Montana Added Back to NY Travel Advisory
August 20: Effective August 20, 2020, Responsible Parties may open Food Court Seating Areas provided they follow Interim Guidance for Food Services. Review the
Summary and the Detailed Guidance.
Gyms and Fitness Centers Can Reopen Starting August 24. Detailed interim guidance may be found here.
Bowling Alleys Can Reopen at 50 Percent Capacity Updated Guidance for Sports & Recreation may be found here and here.
The Chamber Urges the Southern Tier Business Community, Universities, and Local School Boards to Support the Call for Temporary and Targeted Liability Protections
Regional Lawmakers Urge Cuomo Administration to Exempt Workers from PA: Warn Travel Advisory Quarantine Could Hit Local Southern Tier Economies Hard
Chamber Advocates for Southern Tier Businesses & Workforce Residing in PA See letters to Governor Cuomo and State Officials.
Detailed New York State Liquor Authority Guidance for Restaurants Effective Friday, July 17, 2020
Data-Driven Guidance for Reopening Schools Announced and Travel Enforcement Operation at Airports Across The State
NYS Announces DOH Guidance for Resumption of Limited Visitation at Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities and Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facilities.
NY, NJ, and CT Announce Joint Incoming Travel Advisory Quarantine for 14 Days and Social Gatherings of 50 People and Indoor Religious Gatherings at 33 Percent Capacity in Phase 4
Phase Four Industries and Guidance are Announced
Commercial Buildings Allowed to Conduct Temperature Checks
Businesses Authorized to Deny Entry to Those Not Wearing Face Coverings Travel Advisory
For a complete list of restricted states and more information on the COVID-19 Travel Advisory, please go to
NYS Department of Health or see links below. Interim Guidance on Travel Advisory Interim Guidance for Professional Sports on Advisory Interim Guidance for Medical Appointments/Treatment on Advisory Reopening Guidance New York Forward: Phases One, Two, Three, and Four New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool New York Forward Statewide Guidance Empire State Development (ESD) FAQ on New York Forward and Business Reopening Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Resources COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Guidance Reopening Considerations for New York Employers BCNYS Webinar Slides – Impact of Coronavirus on Employers – Reopening Industry Specific Guidance Manufacturing: COVID-19 Back To Work Playbook National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 Pools and Recreational Aquatic Spray Grounds Interim Guidance Retail: Operation Open Doors U.S. Chamber Reopening Business Digital Resource Center U.S. Travel Association Guidelines for Reopening Travel Businesses Locally-Sourced Critical Supplies Custom Reusable Masks – Rainbow Lettering Custom Reusable Masks & PPE – Bobby K Entertainment Face & Neck Shields – Email Scott Beecher or call 607-796-0149 Free Signage – Multi Media Services Hand Sanitizer – Finger Lakes Distilling
Hand Sanitizer – Contact
Enrique Viveros from Snap Fitness or call (607) 846-1759 PPE Items from NYS Certified Women Business Enterprise Social Distancing Signs & Decals – JH Design Thermal Imaging Cameras for Pandemic Response – Email Scott Beecher or call 607-796-0149 Financial Support For Businesses REDEC Local Business Relief Program
Small business with at least 1 employee in addition to the owner, and up to 50 employees are eligible to apply for relief of $2,500 to $15,000 in Chemung County. Funds are to be repaid over 30 months with no interest (0%), with no payments required for the first 6 months. There is no cost to apply. Applicants must have been in business in March 2020 when the State’s PAUSE Act was implemented, demonstrate how they have been negatively impacted by the resulting economic crisis, and identify how the relief funds will be utilized to reopen their business operations and reemploy workers.
Please note, this program has been extended indefinitely beyond the original October 31, 2020 deadline. Checklist for Emergency Fund Requirements Chemung County Business Relief Program Guidelines
For additional information contact REDEC at (607) 962-3021 or
Info@redec.us NY Forward Loan Fund General Overview Loan Details CARES Act SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Loan Advance Paycheck Protection Program– Closed as of August 9, 2020. Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness List of Local 7(a) Lenders Who Can Help with PPP Applications Business Tax Provisions Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) Intuit Aid Assist Estimator for Tax Credit and Paycheck Protection Program Learn More about the CARES Act Get Help with the CARES Act Grant Sources Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant Program The Community Foundation – COVID-19 Mini-Grants for Nonprofits The ARTS Council 2020 Emergency Arts Relief Grant Program – COVID-19 Grants for Artists SBA Grants – General Homepage Federal Grants – General Homepage Relief for Taxpayers www.irs.gov/coronavirus Paid Leave Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Employer Paid Leave Requirements Employer Tax Credits Unemployment Benefits Learn More about the FFCRA
Guide for Employers US Chamber What Businesses Need to Know Get Help with the FFCRA
FFCRA Employee Rights
Poster NY COVID-19 Paid Leave Programs Guidance for Employers NYS Paid Sick Leave Program Website Learn More about NYS COVID-19 Paid Leave Employee Notice on Paid Sick Leave Employee Retention Tax Credit
FAQ page Government News New York State Executive Orders How Businesses & Professionals Can Help More NYS News & Resources
Intake Portal to Submit COVID-19 Related Questions & Concerns 1-888-364-3065 (NYS Coronavirus COVID-19 Hotline) NYS DOH COVID-19 Tracker NYS Division of the Budget Announces State Budget Financial Plan Preliminary Economic Impact Assessment Get Help from NYS
Intake Portal for Questions & Concerns
1-888-364-3065 (NYS Coronavirus COVID-19 Hotline)
Chemung County Chemung County Updates
Chemung County COVID-19 Hotline 1-607-873-1813
More Chemung County News An interactive map of COVID-19 data Infection Prevention Fact Sheet What to Do if you Have a Fever Get Help from Chemung County
1-607-873-1813 (Chemung County COVID-19 Hotline)
U.S. Government Federal Response to Virus More Federal News The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Across the Globe Global Dashboard of COVID-19 Government Policies Webinars Chemung Chamber Recordings New York State Paid Sick Leave Guidance Update 10/29 Employment Trends: What to Watch and How to Adjust 10/22 Managing Your 401(k) During COVID-19 10/7 New York State Paid Sick Leave Law – 9/30 “The Long Road to Recovery – Legal Issues Related to COVID-19” “COVID-19 Sick Leave Abuse & Reasonable Accommodation Requirements” 9/2/20 “Workforce Solutions for the Hybrid School Year” “PPP Flexibility and Forgiveness Applications/EIDL Loan Reconsideration” with the Small Business Administration (SBA) “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Four Things You Can Do Now!” with Judy Rowe “Small Business & Hospitality Round-table on Reopening & Managing Your Business” – 7/21/20 “Best Practices for Maintaining Customer Relationships” – 6/10/20 “Are You Ready for Re-Entry?” with Databranch – 5/27/20 “COVID-19 and the Road to Recovery” with Bond, Schoeneck & King Attorneys – 5/14/20 “Maintaining Mental Health During a Pandemic” with Clinical Associates – 5/5/20 “Communicating in a Time of Crisis” with Long Run Communications – 4/29/20 “Q&A for the Concerned Investor” with John G. Ullman & Associates, Inc. – 4/22/20 “The Federal Cares Act” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – 4/14/20 >>> Download Slides “SBA Loan Resources for Small Businesses” with the SBA – 4/7/20 >>> Download Slides “COVID-19 and the Workplace” with Barclay Damon – 3/31/20 & 4/2/20 >>> Download Slides Additional Webinar Resources Brown & Brown Empire State Cornell University FuzeHub (Manufacturing) NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership New York State Restaurant Association The National Federation of Independent Business Chemung Chamber COVID-19 Advocacy October
Chamber Advocates on Behalf of
RESTART Act to Fund Relief for Small to Midsized Businesses August
Senate and House of Representatives to Pass Legislation Protecting Business and Education from COVID-Related Lawsuits Chamber Joins Nearly 200 Companies and Organizations Urging Congress to Help Americans Keep their Health Insurance by Passing COBRA Funding Relief Regional Lawmakers Urge Cuomo Administration to Exempt Workers from PA: Warn Travel Advisory Quarantine Could Hit Local Southern Tier Economies Hard July Chamber Advocates for Southern Tier Businesses & Workforce Residing in PA See letters to Governor Cuomo and State Officials. Chamber Joins the National Restaurant Association in Urging Congress to Enact the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival Chamber Urges Congress to Extend PPP and Include 501(c)(6)s May Chamber Joins Opposition to Proposed Occupational Disease Presumption Chamber Supports the National Restaurant Association Blueprint for Recovery Chamber Supports Rate Relief for Electric and Gas Customers Chamber Joins Opposition to Proposed Legislative Changes to Workers’ Compensation Laws Chamber Joins Opposition to Proposed Legislative Changes to Workers’ Compensation Laws Chamber Sends Independent Venues Letter of Support Chamber Supports Cultural Institution Provisions in CARES Act April ACRAC Supports Increased Funding of PPP and EIDL Programs Chamber Supports Increased Funding of PPP and EIDL Programs March Chamber Signs Coalition Letter to Support Emergency Relief Legislation for All Nonprofits Chamber Supports “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act Of 2020” + Second Letter Chamber Signs US Travel Coalition Letter Supporting CARES Act Provisions ACRAC Supports COVID-19 Relief Legislation Outlined by U.S. Chamber Chamber Supports COVID-19 Relief Legislation Outlined by U.S. Chamber Personalized Assistance 211 Helpline 211 Helpline Comprehensive Information Service: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-346-2211 Business Mentor NY B usiness Mentor NY How to utilize the system Empire State Development Slides Chemung County Child Care Council Referral Service for Employee Child Care Options Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben (CSS) Workforce Employment Services for Individuals & Businesses COVID-19 Resources Entrepreneurial Assistance Center
Local Contact: Donna Scrivens (607) 249-6193 or
email@example.com Health Support
Arnot Health Toll-Free Helpline: 1-800-952-2662 (only if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms)
Legal Assistance COVID-19 Pro Bono Network NYS Department of Labor
Local Contact: Lisa Doland (607) 733-7131 x2137 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Remote Worker Support For Temporary Remote Workforce Free Consultation for Chamber Members – Contact Amanda Staples Temporarily Ships to Residential Addresses with No Mins or Fees – Contact Rachael Small Business Development Center Binghamton SBDC Guidelines & Advice Best Practices for PPE Sanitation Poster Business Council of New York State (BCNYS) Resources Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Databranch Cyber Security Tips Leading in Crisis NYS Executive Order/Labor Law Violations Hotline or call (212) 416-8700 NYS Shared Work Program NYS Unemployment Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals NYS Unemployment Information & Filing New York Human Resources Library (30% off code: nyem30) OSHA COVID-19 Information U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Small Business Guide U.S. Chamber Path Forward Program US Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources Visions Hotels Home Office Accommodations, Contact Deirdre or call (716) 860-6190 Industry-Specific Resources Restaurants Federal CARES Act Summary for Restaurants National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance New York State Liquor Authority Guidance New York State Restaurant Association OSHA Safety Alert for Restaurants & Beverage Vendors Offering Takeout or Curbside Pickup ServSafe Free Online Trainings Tourism NYS Tourism Association COVID-19 Toolkit The Road(s) to R e covery Webinar U.S. Travel Association COVID-19 Tools & Resources U.S. Travel COVID-19 Resources for Destinations U.S. Travel Navigating the CARES Act Webinar Non-Profits NY Council of Nonprofits Resources for 501(c)(6) nonprofits The Community Foundation Weekly Check-in Manufacturing FuzeHub Resources National Association of Manufacturers COVID-19 Page NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) Agriculture Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources COVID-19 Resources for Farmers Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions NYS Guidance for Agricultural Industry Tom Reed FAQ for Farmers Tom Reed Resources for Agriculture Artists & Art/Culture Organizations Southern Finger Lakes Arts Preparedness Network Education Federal Resources for Early Childhood Education PPP for Child Care Providers Local Initiatives Bobby K Entertainment Small Business Trivia Night CCLD Is Making Face Shields for Local Hospitals Corning’s Gaffer District “Buy Now, Shop Later” Program Elmira Downtown “Buy Now, Shop Later” Program Finger Lakes Wine Country #MyFLXFamily FLXcalendar Features Online Events FLX To-Go – Business Updates FLX Virtual Tip Jar Food Bank of the Southern Tier Updates & Volunteer Portal Local Restaurant Offerings – Chemung County • Add a Menu MarkTwainCountry.com Events & Listings Spectrum Reach FREE 30-Second Video for Any Business in Need Support Local Artist Shops United Way of the Southern Tier Helps the Community United Way of the Southern Tier Volunteer Opportunities Wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail Keep the Wine Flowing WSKG Launches Business Unusual, Free Online Directory for Local Businesses ‘Quarantine 4 a Cause’ Campaign Supports Food Bank Other Resource Pages Association of Chamber Executives (ACCE) Resources Binghamton Small Business Development Center Buffalo Niagara Partnership Chamber Alliance of New York State Chamber Responses Across the U.S. Corning Area Chamber of Commerce EFPR Group Empire State Development Greater Binghamton Chamber Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce North Country Chamber Southern Tier Economic Growth Tompkins Chamber U.S. Chamber Foundation U.S. Chamber of Commerce Watkins Glen Chamber Health & Recreation Arnot Health Updates Essential Plan offered through NY State of Health Guthrie Updates & FAQ Health Coverage Options For Individuals Who Have Lost Coverage During COVID-19 New Yorkers Without Health Insurance Can Apply Through May 15, 2020 NYS & Headspace Partner to Provide Meditation & Mindfulness Resources NYS Parks & Trails for Outdoor Recreation Cleaning Resources
A Deep Clean Queen: (607) 259-3652
Maysie May Cleaning and Lawn Care:(607) 873-4046
SERVPRO of Elmira/Chemung & Watkins Glen/Schuyler Counties: (607) 722-2262