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Latest Information

February 9th: Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York’s new Winter Toolkit for the new phase of the pandemic, aiming to keep New York safe, open and moving forward. 

February 9th: Statewide Indoor Business Mask or Vaccine Requirement to be Lifted Starting February 10, Remains Optional for Businesses, Local Governments, Counties

December 10th: Effective Monday: Masks Required in Indoor Public Places with No Vaccine Mandate

October 27th: American Rescue Plan Funds available for Elmira City residents

September 10: Update to EIDL Loan to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant

June 23: Governor Cuomo Announces New York Ending COVID-19 State Disaster Emergency on June 24

June 15: COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance Lifted Across Commercial Settings, including Retail, Food Services, Offices, Gyms and Fitness Centers, Amusement and Family Entertainment, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Personal Care Services, Among Others

June 14: $105 Million in Grant Funding for Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations and Artists and Second Phase of $40 Million Global Campaign to Support Revival of New York State Tourism Industry Announced

June 10: Empire State Development Announces the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, Applications are Now Open and Businesses are Encouraged to Apply

June 9: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updates International Travel Guidance

June 8: Proposed Legislation to Waive Taxes on Funding From $800 Million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program and New Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools Released

June 7: Most Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions to Be Lifted When 70% of Adult New Yorkers Have Received First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine and School Districts Can Allow Students To Remove Masks Outdoors

June 2: Launch of New $40 Million Global Campaign to Support Revival of New York State Tourism Industry

May 31: Indoor Dining Curfew Lifted

May 27: New Guidance Reminding Employers That New York’s Paid Sick Leave Law Covers Any Needed Recovery Time from COVID-19 Vaccination

May 26: STREDC Promotes NYS Business Recovery Programs

May 25: Tourism Job Page Launched on NY Hire Now Portal and Governor Cuomo Announces $3.5 Billion in Assistance for Renters and Small Businesses

May 19: Implementing CDC Guidance on Mask Use and Social Distancing Flowchart is Released and New Guidance for Health and Safety Measures at Child Care, Day Camp and Overnight Camp Programs

May 17: New York State to Adopt New CDC Guidance on Mask Use and Social Distancing for Fully Vaccinated Individuals Effective Wednesday, May 19th and Announces Additional Guidance for County Fairs and Local Festivals

May 12: NYS Clinical Advisory Task Force Immediately Implements Expanded Use Authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12 to 15-Year-Olds

May 11: New Decade of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative Launched

May 10: SUNY and CUNY Boards to Require Vaccinations for All Students Attending In-Person Classes This Fall

May 6: Cuomo Signs NY Hero Act into Law

May 5: Large-Scale Outdoor Venue Capacity Increase with New Fully Vaccinated Fan Sections Starting May 19th

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