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Local COVID-19 Guide: Woodhaven Edition

Updated: Mar 18

UPDATED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 AT 3:20PM


Below is an ever-growing and evolving list of resources and updates for neighbors around Woodhaven regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.


Resources For Everyone


Get the latest information and updates on COVID-19 from the NYC Department of Health. To receive real-time New York City COVID-19 updates, text “COVID” to 692-692.


Keeping Yourself & Others Healthy Visit the Department of Health’s website for a full list of measures everyone needs to take to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes regular and proper handwashing, social distancing, and isolating yourself if you feel sick.


Free Meals for Students Though schools are closed, K-12 students can go to any public school to pick-up a to-go breakfast and lunch meal between 7:30am-1:30pm at the building’s main entrance.


Overcharging

If you witness overcharging in businesses, you are encouraged to report this to the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs by calling 3-1-1 and saying “overcharge” or by visiting 311.nyc.gov and searching “overcharge.”


Resources For Business Owners

The Woodhaven BID continues to track the latest resources for businesses and is advocating with local elected officials, city agencies and small business service organizations for resources that can assist Woodhaven's small business owners and employees.


Business Owners:


For the latest guidelines, tips and FAQs for small businesses from the City of New York, please click here or sign-up for updates by e-mail.


Financial Assistance

NYC has announced grant and loan programs to assist small businesses.


Overview of the programs


Employee retention grant (APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN, click here to apply, 3/18/20):

  • Up to cash grant of up to 40% of payroll to help pay and retain employees during decrease in sales.

  • Businesses with fewer than five employees are eligible.


Zero-interest loan:

  • Zero-interest loans of up to $75K will be available to help businesses that experience a sales decline associated with COVID-19.

  • The working capital will help businesses remain afloat during this potential decrease in economic activity. Similar to SBA disaster loans, which have long repayment terms, these loans would be structured so that businesses have time to recover.

  • To be eligible, businesses must have fewer than 100 employees and document at least a 25% percent decrease in sales.


To review eligibility requirements, please see below--


Eligibility Criteria for the NYC Employee Retention Grant Program


Businesses, including non-profits, must:


  • Be located within the five boroughs of New York City

  • Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue

  • Employ 1-4 employees in total across all locations

  • Have been in operation for at least 6 months

  • Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements


Eligibility Criteria for the NYC Small Business Continuity Fund (Zero-interest loan)


Businesses must:


  • Be located within the five boroughs of New York City

  • Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue

  • Employ 99 employees or fewer in total across all locations

  • Demonstrate ability to repay the loan

  • Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements

More Updates


ConEd and National Grid has suspended shut-offs for any customers who may have difficulty paying their utility bills.


For employees who experience reduced hours (by 50% or more for full-time personnel) or layoffs due to COVID-19, they may be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits from New York State. Note that the standard seven day waiting period has been lifted and affected employees can begin to apply for and drawing benefits immediately.


A number of proposals are being considered by elected officials at the City and State level, including deferral of scheduled tax payments or fees required for certain businesses. We are advocating for these relief measures and will update as information becomes available.


Requirements


As of Tuesday, March 17 at 9am, restaurants and bars can only provide take-out or delivery service.


Keeping Your Customers & Employees Healthy


For the latest best practices and tips from the City, please visit nyc.gov/sbs.

Post the Stop by the Spread flyer in your business for employees and customers to read.


Resources For Those Looking to Help


Supporting Local Businesses


We are encouraging everyone to continue to safely support local businesses and their employees.


Supporting High-Risk Neighbors


You can also add your name to a growing list of neighbors on Next Door who are looking to help. Or sign-up through Invisible Hands.


If you already know a neighbor who may be in need of assistance, please check in with them.


Additionally, we are in touch with local service providers, city agencies, and elected officials and will be joining larger efforts that will be addressing the needs of the most vulnerable neighbors. Please check back here for updates or check our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.


Donate or Volunteer


A number of non-profits are continuing or expanding their foodservice operations, offering door-to-door delivery of food to seniors or those with mobility issues. Below is a growing list of organizations looking for donations of money or volunteers to help them meet growing demand:



Spanish, Mandarin and Korean Translations of Eligibility Criteria of the NYC Employee Retention Grant Program and NYC Small Business Continuity Fund (Zero-interest loan):


Spanish

Criterios de Elegibilidad para el Programa de Ayuda Económica para la Retención de Empleados en la Ciudad de Nueva York

  • Los negocios, incluidas las organizaciones no gubernamentales, deben:

  • Estar ubicado dentro de los cinco condados de la ciudad de Nueva York

  • Demostrar que el brote de COVID-19 causó al menos una disminución del 25% en los ingresos.

  • Emplear de 1 a 4 empleados en total (en todas las tiendas del negocio)

  • Haber estado en funcionamiento durante al menos 6 meses.

  • No tener gravámenes fiscales pendientes o juicios legales pendientes.


Criterios de Elegibilidad para el Fondo de Continuidad de Pequeñas Negocios de Nueva York

Los negocios deben:

  • Estar ubicado dentro de los cinco contados de la ciudad de Nueva York

  • Demostrar que el brote de COVID-19 causó al menos una disminución del 25% en los ingresos.

  • Emplear a 99 empleados o menos en total(en todas las tiendas del negocio)

  • Demostrar capacidad para pagar el préstamo.

  • No tener gravámenes fiscales pendientes o juicios legales pendientes


¡Muchisimas Gracias! ¡Esperamos que se encuentre bien y segura(o)!


Mandarin

简体中文版(Simplified Chinese Version)


申请纽约市员工维持奖助金计划(NYC Employee Retention Grant Program)的资格标准要求:


Eligibility Criteria for the NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

企业(包括非营利组织)必须:


Businesses, including non-profits, must:

·位于纽约市的五个行政区内(曼哈顿,皇后区,布鲁克林,布朗克斯,史丹顿岛)

· Be located within the five boroughs of New York City

·证明COVID-19(冠状病毒)的爆发导致收入下降了至少25%

Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue

·在所有地区总共雇佣1-4名员工.

Employ 1-4 employees in total across all locations

·运行至少6个月.

Have been in operation for at least 6 months

·没有未清偿的税务留置①或法律判决.

Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements

① 税务留置(Tax Liens)是用于担保或支付所欠税款的索取。提交税务留置权可作为向您的债权人发出公告,表明税务机关对您名义下的财产提出索取,包括留置权提交后获得的财产。此类的财产可包括您的房屋、汽车和银行账户。


申请纽约市小企业持续发展基金的资格标准要求:

Eligibility Criteria for the NYC Small Business Continuity Fund

企业必须:


Businesses must:

·位于纽约市的五个行政区内(曼哈顿,皇后区,布鲁克林,布朗克斯,史丹顿岛)

· Be located within the five boroughs of New York City

·证明COVID-19(冠状病毒)的爆发导致收入下降了至少25%

Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue

·在所有地区总共雇佣少于或等于99名的员工

Employ 99 employees or fewer in total across all locations

·证明企业能够偿还贷款

·Demonstrate ability to repay the loan

·没有未清偿的税务留置①或法律判决.

Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements

① 税务留置(Tax Liens)是用于担保或支付所欠税款的索取。提交税务留置权可作为向您的债权人发出公告,表明税务机关对您名义下的财产提出索取,包括留置权提交后获得的财产。此类的财产可包括您的房屋、汽车和银行账户。


Korean

뉴욕시 직원 유지 보조금 프로그램의 자격 기준 (비영리 단체 운영자를 포함한 일반 비즈니스 사업자)


뉴욕시 5 개 자치구 내에 위치해 있는

COVID-19 발생으로 인해 수익이 25 % 이상 감소했음을 입증 가능한

모든 위치에서 1 ~ 4 명의 직원을 고용하고 있는

최소 6 개월간 운영을 해온

지급 한 세금 유치권이나 법적 판결이 없는


NYC Small Business Continuity Fund (소상인 사업 연속 펀드) 자격 기준

뉴욕시 5 개 자치구 내에 위치해 있는

COVID-19 발생으로 인해 수익이 25 % 이상 감소했음을 입증 가능한

모든 상점이 위치한 곳에서 총 99 명 이하의 직원을 고용하고 있는 (예시: Bookculture 이라는 책방은 Manhattan과 LIC에 있으므로 두 사이트 사이의 총 직원 수를 말함)

대출 상환 능력 입증 가능한

지급 한 세금 유치권이나 법적 판결이 없는



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