COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

As we all work through the COVID-19 situation, we will provide the most up to date information as it becomes available to us through New York State, the NYS Economic Development Council and Lewis County Public Health.

Do you need PPE for your small business? 

Available items include gloves, masks, sanitizer, thermometers and vinyl stickers for doorways and floors.

Relief Funding Options

Federal 

State

  • NY Forward Loan Fund: The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE. The NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small landlords that have seen a loss of rental income. The NYFLF is specifically timed to support businesses and organizations as they proceed to reopen and have upfront expenses to comply with guidelines (e.g., inventory, marketing, refitting for new social distancing guidelines) under the New York Forward Plan. Apply here

Local & Regional Financing Options

Reboot Lewis County E-Commerce Webinar

Local Foods in Lewis County

Thinking Better Together: Virtual Roundtables

Reboot Lewis County - Leading Remotely

Reopening the Economy

Preparing for Day One

Please feel free to call Lewis County Economic Development at 315-376-3014, or the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, at 315-376-2213 with any questions or concerns!

Stay safe, and healthy! We will get through this together. #naturallylewis #naturallytogether

This resource page is brought you to by our partners at National Grid's Economic Development Program and Drum Country Business.

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