Urgent News to all local businesses in Big Flats

Funding & Financial Resources


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be providing targeted, low-interest loans of up to $2 million to small businesses & non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. For more information, please visit: www.SBA.gov/Disaster

The IRS has established a special section with steps to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the coronavirus: www.irs.gov/coronavirus


Business Best Practices & Guidelines


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. For businesses, the CDC provides guidelines on how to best prepare.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is working with the White House and government agencies to inform and equip businesses with tips, tools, and guidance: www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

The Business Council of NYS provides guidelines, webinars, legislative updates and more for employers: www.bcnys.org/managing-coronavirus

Empire State Development is providing up-to-date guidance for businesses, tourism, and other partners here: https://esd.ny.gov/esd-covid-19-related-resources

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help employers & workers prepare: www.dol.gov/coronavirus and www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19


New York State/Chemung County Requirements & News


New York State has established a website and phone number to provide the latest information about the State’s response to the virus: www.health.ny.gov | 1-888-364-3065 (NYS Coronavirus COVID-19 Hotline). Updates from the governor’s office can be viewed here: www.governor.ny.gov/news

Chemung County provides updates online at: www.chemungcountyhealth.org