(PLAINVIEW, N.Y.) - With Phase 2 of reopening the Long Island region’s economy on the horizon, more than 100 viewers signed up to virtually attend “Ready for Reopening: Phases 2, 3, and 4,” a Zoom webinar hosted by Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) and local chambers of commerce on Wednesday, June 3.
During the webinar, which Legislator Drucker co-hosted with the Syosset-Woodbury and Plainview-Old Bethpage Chambers of Commerce, speakers addressed topics including: an employer’s responsibilities while re-opening and Nassau County’s expectations of business owners; how business owners can prepare for potential future shutdowns; how workers compensation applies to various scenarios involving illness; and what impact reopening will have on loan forgiveness opportunities and participants in the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The morning’s featured speakers included: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran; Gregory May, Commissioner of Nassau County’s Department of Consumer Affairs; Gregory S. Lisi, Esq., Partner, Forchelli, Deegan, Terrana LLP and President-Elect of the Nassau County Bar Association; and Plainview resident Erin K. McCabe, Esq., of Fusco, Brandenstein, & Rada P.C. and Vice-President of the New York Injured Workers Bar Association.
In addition, Dr. Uzma Syed, an infectious disease expert and Syosset resident, discussed COVID-19 related Pediatric Inflammatory Disease and warning signs of the illness.
“At this pivotal phase of our region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to empowering businesses to seamlessly, swiftly and safety re-open their doors,” Legislator Drucker said. “Thanks to our distinguished panel of guest speakers, we were able to assist our business community by providing the tools they will need to navigate a path to a brighter future.”
PHOTO CAPTION - Dr. Uzma Syed speaks during “Ready to Reopen - Phases 2, 3, and 4” Zoom webinar on Wednesday, June 3.