Corona Virus COVID-19
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- CDC Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 Summary
- How you can help stop the spread.
- STAY HOME FLIER
- Practice social distancing by avoiding gatherings of any kind and staying at least six feet apart during necessary interactions.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
What are the symptoms?
- Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for those with underlying health issues.
- Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath and appear 2-14 days after exposure.
What to do if you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.
- STAY HOME and call (before visiting) your healthcare provider. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get necessary medical care.
COVID-19 CASES IN NASSAU COUNTY (as of April 1, 2020)
- Total confirmed positive cases: 10,587
- Total number of deaths: 95
- COVID-19 By the Numbers – Additional Data
- Positive cases in Nassau County by Community
(updated on April 2, 2020)
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
- New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 888-364-3065
- Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline: 516-227-9570
- Nassau County Crisis Helpline: 516-227-TALK (8255) For those experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis.
- Nassau County A.A. Hotline: 516-292-3040
- Nassau County Safe Center Hotline: 516-542-0404
- For those experiencing abuse, domestic violence, etc.
- VETERANS: If you are a Nassau County Veteran in need of assistance including essential transportation, food pantry access and counseling services, call: 516-572-6565
- Text COVID19NC to 888777 to receive the latest information on coronavirus in Nassau County on your mobile device.
- Conozca los hechos, manténgase informado. Envíe un mensaje de texto COVIDNASSAU al 888777 para recibir actualizaciones seguras por SMS con información importante sobre COVID19 en el Condado de Nassau.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Nassau County Medical Supply Drive - Nassau County is accepting donations of medical supplies for local first responders and healthcare workers that are facing shortages.
- Requested supplies are listed in the link above.
- Dropoff location: Eisenhower Park, Field 3 - Monday – Friday 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
- CDC Certified Equipment List - Check to Make Sure Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is CDC Certified.
REPORT A COMPLAINT
- Report price gouging to PriceGouging@NassauCountyNY.gov.
- Report gatherings and non-essential businesses and organizations that are not complying with mandated closures to ShutDownEnforcement@nassaucountyny.gov.
- SCAMS – County officials urge residents to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails regarding COVID-19. If you believe you may have been contacted by a scammer, please call 911 immediately.
- NY State guidance on essential businesses
Note, new state mandates for the Construction industry.
- If you are not on the exempted list but believe your business should be, you can request a waiver from Empire State Development by emailing COVID19BusinessWaiver@esd.ny.gov.
- CDC guidance on preparing workplaces and protecting employees
NASSAU COUNTY ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY
- Businesses and private nonprofits of any size and any sector located in Nassau County are urged to take 10 minutes and respond to our economic impact survey: www.hofstra.edu/economicimpact
- Feedback will help the County’s Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council assess the financial impact of COVID-19 on our local economy and help secure support from state and federal partners.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) LOANS
- Small business owners in Nassau County are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest disaster loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).Click here to apply.
- Businesses and private non-profits can also apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance Click here.
FEDERAL CARES ACT ($2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Package passed on March 27, 2020)
- The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.
- The package offers 0% interest loans, or loan forgiveness on any portion of that loan used to maintain payroll, keep workers on the books or pay for rent, mortgage and existing debt could be forgiven, provided workers stay employed through the end of June.
- Click here for a summary of the Paycheck Protection Program as part of the CARES Act.
- To keep up to date on when and how to apply for these programs, please stay in contact with SBA here.
FEDERAL PAID LEAVE & TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES
- The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. Please refer to the Coronavirus Tax Relief page on IRS.gov
- NY State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for benefits for people who are out of work due to closures or quarantines. Individuals can apply online at here or by phone at 1-888-209-8124.
- If a business is in danger of experiencing a mass lay-off, contact New York State Department of Labor here or by phone at 845-443-8066.
- Unemployment Insurance FAQ
- The Federal CARES Act provides enhanced Unemployment, Insurance benefits and Pandemic
- Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for New Yorkers. Here is what you need to know.
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. Click here to find out if you’re eligible.
- The Shared Work Program allows employees on a reduced schedule to collect unemployment for days not worked helping to offset reduced incomes. NYS DOL has removed the 3-4 week approval process. If a business applies remotely it will be approved within a week. The business must be approved, and then the individuals must be eligible for unemployment insurance. Full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are eligible.
FEMA ASSISTANCE FOR NONPROFITS, MUNICIPALITIES & MORE
- FEMA’s Public Assistance Program is wide ranging and provides emergency funding and support for hospitals, essential and non-essential nonprofits and governmental entities.
- Examples of eligible Governmental entities are Nassau County Departments/Offices/Agencies, the County’s 2 cities, 3 towns and 64 incorporated villages, school districts, fire districts.
- Examples of eligible critical nonprofits are hospitals, utility organizations, educational facilities (including public and private colleges), laboratories, nursing homes and agencies that provide emergency services.
- Examples of eligible non-critical nonprofits are houses of worship, community centers, libraries, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, food assistance programs, performing arts facilities and childcare centers.
- For more information, please see Nassau County’ recent press release and New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Website
DEPT. CLOSURES & OPERATIONS
Due to the New York State mandate to have 100% of New York’s workforce stay home, excluding essential services, many Nassau County Departments and Agencies remain closed to the public but remain operating remotely.
New York State on PAUSE:
100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services.
All non essential gatherings of individuals of any size for anyreason are temporarily banned.
All non essential businesses statewide must close in office personnel functions until further notice as part of New York State on PAUSE.
Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout can be ordered during the period of closure.
Governor Cuomo announced all NYS on PAUSE functions will be extended.
The state nonessential workforce will continue to work from home through April 15th.
Guidance for Essential Businesses
SCHOOL CLOSURES UPDATE:
Governor Cuomo has directed all schools throughout New York State to remain closed for an additional two weeks ending on April 15, 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID 19.
Administrators and teachers continue to have access to school buildings for distance based learning, as well as for distribution of grab and go lunches.
Nassau County continues close communication with state officials and will continue to follow the state’s guidance on all issues surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.
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