As we navigate through the rapidly evolving environment in response to COVID-19 and the significant impacts on the business community, we'll be sending weekly updates with available resources. For the most immediate updates, follow the Downtown Committee on social media (click the icons below), where we'll continue to post new information and resources. We'll also share information and updates with you on our COVID-19 Resources web page.
State Definition of Essential Businesses More information
Free Street Parking in Syracuse Through April 19 More information
Centro Offering Free Bus Rides More information
Bike Share Program to Help Restaurants With Deliveries More information
Restaurant Guidance: Selling Grocery Items More information

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan More information
Onondaga County COVID-19 Bridge Loan More information
SEDCO COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program More information
COVID-19 Community Support Fund for Non-Profits More information
Kiva 0% Interest Loans for Small Businesses More information
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program More information
Restaurant Workers Foundation Crises Relief Fund More information
$25M Yelp Relief Fund for Bars & Restaurants More information
Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund More information
For a complete list of financial resources, please visit the Downtown Committee's COVID-19 Resources page.

We've compiled a list of takeout options, curbside pick up opportunities, online ordering, specials, church services and other virtual opportunities to support and engage with Downtown businesses. This list gets updated on our website and sent to the public regularly. Please email us any updates!

Economic Resiliency Task Force
Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh have announced the creation of an Economic Resiliency Task Force to help guide community businesses and nonprofits through the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for economic recovery.  Its mission will focus on four components, already underway:  Assessing  needs of businesses and non-profits,  Responding  to those needs, Transitioning to  Mitigation , and  Recovery.  Members of the task force represent various sectors of the business community. They will draw on resources and expertise of a “working team” comprised of staff representing the City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, the County’s Office of Economic Development, CenterState CEO, MACNY, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Visit Syracuse, New York State Empire State Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Central New York International Business Alliance.
To help the COVID-19 Economic Resiliency Task Force assess the needs of businesses and non-profits, the Downtown Committee is working with CenterState CEO and other community partners to gather insight on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and identify the support that is needed during these unprecedented times. Please take this   survey   so that we may help to develop programming that will support our community.