COVID-19 Resources for Business Community

(607) 734-5137

Latest Information

May 18: Governor Cuomo Announces Reopening of Seventh Region

May 15: SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application & Instructions

May 15: Arnot Health Announces COVID-19 Testing for Chemung & Steuben County Companies

May 11: Chemung County Begins Phase One Reopening

May 11: Governor Cuomo Releases “NY Forward” Broad Guidance for Economic Reopening

May 7: Cuomo Extends Moratorium on COVID-Related Evictions Until August 20th

May 5: Cuomo Announces Collaboration with Gates Foundation – Blueprint to Reimagine Education

May 4: Governor Cuomo Outlines Additional Guidelines for When Regions Can Re-Open

May 4: SBA EIDL Program Available to U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

May 1: School Closures Extended for Remaining Academic Year

April 27: SBA Resumes Paycheck Protection Program Applications April 27 at 10:30 AM

April 24: President Signs $484 Billion Stimulus Package Into Law

April 24: Chemung County Child Care Council Connects Essential Workers with Child Care Scholarships

April 24: Cuomo Ensures Citizens Automatically Receive Postage-Paid Absentee Ballot Application

April 20: NYS DOL Launches Streamlined Application for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Reopening Guidance

BCNYS Webinar Slides – Impact of Coronavirus on Employers – Reopening

Build Your Own Reopening Plan

Chamber Summary of Phase One Reopening Guidance

How-to Guide for Reopening

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

New York Forward

New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool

National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance

Recovery Readiness

TEAM Tioga Reopening Checklist

The Safe Six Checklist

U.S. Chamber Path Forward Program

U.S. Travel Association Guidelines for Reopening Travel Businesses

Financial Support


SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Loan Advance

Paycheck Protection Program

List of Local 7(a) Lenders Who Can Help with PPP Applications

Business Tax Provisions

Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF)

Unemployment Benefit Expansion

FREE Child Care for Essential Workers

Learn More about the CARES Act
Get Help with the CARES Act
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Employer Tax Credits

Unemployment Benefits

Learn More about the FFCRA
Get Help with the FFCRA

Grant Sources

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant Program

The Community Foundation – COVID-19 Mini-Grants for Nonprofits

COVID-19 Unity Response Fund – COVID-19 Grants for Nonprofit Human Services Agencies

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


Economic Impact Payments – “Get My Payment” Tool

NYS Economic Impact Payment Information

NY COVID-19 Paid Leave Programs

Guidance for Employers

NYS Paid Sick Leave Program Website

Learn More about NYS COVID-19 Paid Leave

Government News

New York State

Executive Orders

How Businesses & Professionals Can Help

State Response to Virus

Updates from Governor’s Office

More NYS News
Get Help from NYS
  • ESD Intake Portal for Questions & Concerns
  • 1-888-364-3065 (NYS Coronavirus COVID-19 Hotline)
Chemung County

Chemung County Updates

More Chemung County News
Get Help from Chemung County
  • 1-607-873-1813 (Chemung County COVID-19 Hotline)
U.S. Government

Federal Response to Virus

More Federal News
Across the Globe

Global Dashboard of COVID-19 Government Policies


Chemung Chamber Recordings

“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

Upcoming Webinars

Brown & Brown Empire State

Cornell University

FuzeHub (Manufacturing)

NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

New York State Restaurant Association

The Business Council of New York State

The National Federation of Independent Business

Chemung Chamber COVID-19 Advocacy

May 12: Rate Relief for Electric and Gas Customers

May 12: Chamber Joins Opposition to Proposed Occupational Disease Presumption

May 7: Independent Venues Letter of Support

May 7: Cultural Institution Provisions in CARES Act

April 17: ACRAC Supports Increased Funding of PPP and EIDL Programs

April 16: Chamber Supports Increased Funding of PPP and EIDL Programs

March 26: Chamber Signs Coalition Letter to Support Emergency Relief Legislation for All Nonprofits

March 25: Chamber Supports “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act Of 2020” + Second Letter

March 20: Chamber Signs US Travel Coalition Letter Supporting CARES Act Provisions

March 20: ACRAC Supports COVID-19 Relief Legislation Outlined by U.S. Chamber

March 18: 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

Business 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 dkscrivens@yahoo.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 lisa.doland@labor.ny.gov

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)

Chemung/Steuben/Schuyler Jobs During Covid-19

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

NYS Updated Unemployment Benefits Application System

NYS Updated Unemployment Benefits Application System

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


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


NYS Tourism Association COVID-19 Toolkit

The Road(s) to Recovery 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


NY Council of Nonprofits

Resources for 501(c)(6) nonprofits

The Community Foundation Weekly Check-in


FuzeHub Resources

National Association of Manufacturers COVID-19 Page

NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM)


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


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 CountyAdd 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

Locally-Sourced Critical Supplies

Thermal Cameras

Thermal Imaging Cameras for Pandemic Response – Email Scott Beecher or call 607-796-0149

Protective Gear

Custom Reusable Masks – Rainbow Lettering

Custom Reusable Masks & PPE – Bobby K Entertainment

Face & Neck ShieldsEmail Scott Beecher or call 607-796-0149

Protective & KN95 Masks by Emanuel Industries, LLCEmail

How to Help

CCLD Seeks Volunteers for Mask & Gown Making

Sell Products to the State

Fund for Women Sewing Masks for Healthcare

NYC Hospitals Need Gowns – Seeking Manufacturers to Produce

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

Certificates of Origin

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce is continuing to provide Certificates of Origin for manufacturers throughout the COVID-19 situation. Please call (607) 734-5137 and leave a message; we will return your call to schedule an appointment.