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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Covid-19 Resources from the New York State Governor’s Office

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Covid-19 Resources from the New York State Governor’s Office:

• The link below provides a clear and concise page of how people can help and where they should be direct.

• Empire State Development COVID-19 Related Resources

• If you believe an employer is in violation of either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders you can contact the NYS Attorney General’s Office at (212) 416-8700 or email

• Guidance on Coronavirus Resources from AG’s Office

• Empire State Development (ESD) has created this FAQ to offer information to businesses regarding State regulations and general guidance related to the Coronavirus.

• If your question is not answered below, please contact ESD at our website at:

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

• If someone is looking for a procurement opportunity, direct them to the procurement form:

• If people want to make a donation (including essential goods, services, and/or spaces) please direct them here:

Important Numbers/Emails/Links

Price Gouging Hotline: 800-697-1220

24-Hour Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

• NYS DOH website regarding Coronavirus:

• Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction Under Executive Order 202.6

• Assistance of Qualified Medical Professionals Survey:

• Retired Health Professional Survey:

• COVID-19 Application For Suspension Of Debt Collection Activity:

• Here is the Dedicated ESD waiver email address:

• Amid a shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used. Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646 522-8477 or

• The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or

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