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Governor Cuomo has issued the proper declaration to allow businesses to apply for disaster loans from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Loans will be available to small businesses and nonprofit organizations in designated areas. Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or email.
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The Chamber website provides resource links for businesses for financial assistance and state and federal programs.
The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is offering an Emergency Microloan for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Information for businesses regarding state regulations and general guidance related to the coronavirus.
Essential Business Guidance from Empire State Development for determining whether a business is subject to a workforce reduction under recent executive orders
Community Facebook group Auburn support local businesses shares tips and resources
Article about grocery stores hours, senior hours, and buying limits
Instacart - Groceries delivered to your door from local grocery stores, stores currently participating with Instacart: Wegmans, Tops, BJ’s, Aldi
Maxwell’s Food Store in Auburn also delivers 315-253-5621; call in before 10 am
Shop Walmart’s food selection online; free same-day pickup when you order before 1 pm
A list of eateries that offer delivery and/or tak-oout
NYS is in need of masks gloves and gowns
The Department of Labor is also reminding businesses of its Shared Work Program that can provide an alternative to laying off employees during business downturns by allowing workers to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial unemployment insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks. Instead of cutting staff, a business is able to reduce the number of hours of all employees or just a certain group.