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LIC Update: June 1, 2020
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COVID-19: New Updates
June 8: NYC Phase I Reopening – Governor Cuomo announced that NYC is on track to begin Phase I reopening on Monday, June 8. Businesses in the following industries will be allowed to reopen in Phase I:
  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade

Preparing Your Business For Reopening – In order to ensure the safety of the public and employees, NYS has published guidance with mandatory requirements and recommended best practices to help businesses plan and implement their reopening. These guidelines apply to both essential businesses that were previously permitted to remain open and non-essential businesses that are permitted to reopen. We recommend Phase I businesses and those that will be allowed to reopen in later phases to review the documents listed below to prepare for the reopening:

NYS Industry-Specific Guidelines - NYS has published guidance with mandatory requirements and recommended best practices to help businesses plan and implement their reopening. The guidelines are industry-specific. The NYS guidelines can be found on the  NYS website . After reviewing the guidance specific to your industry, please also affirm that you have read and understand your obligation to operate in accordance with the guidance by submitting this webform here . 

NYS Mandatory Reopening Safety Plan - Each reopening business must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. Businesses can develop their own plan or fill out   this template from NYS  to fulfill this requirement. The plan does not need to be submitted to NYS, but businesses must keep a copy of the plan on their premises and must make available to the NYS Department of Health or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection. 
  • Guidelines From Other Agencies – In addition to the NYS guidelines, please also check to see if your business is required to follow guidelines from other government agencies, such as ADA, CDC, EPA, OSHA, NYS DOH, and NYC DOHMH.

La st wee k, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA) of 2020 , with legislation intended to provide federal support for pandemic-related economic losses, including insurance claims. Details on the act are available here. 

A COVID-19 Relief Package signed into law by the Mayor, extends the license, permit, consent or registration expiration dates and renewal application deadlines covered by Emergency Executive Orders (EEO) 107 and 110 Click here to read more from the NYC Hospitality Alliance.

We recently released a COVID-19 Business Recovery Survey to help us get a further understanding of how your business or organization’s recovery efforts and the challenges you anticipate facing as we begin to reopen LIC. Please fill out this survey to help us learn more about how we can best help you!

Small Group Webinars to Address PPP Questions - We are hosting a number of Small Group Webinars focus on helping businesses understand the PPP application process and address questions related to the loan forgiveness. Interested businesses can sign up for the webinars via SBS Connect.
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Featured Updates
Culture Corner: Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery
Last week, LICP Member The Plaxall Gallery announced the launch of Culture Lab LIC,  a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of art, theater, music and community services in western Queens. 

Complete the 2020 Census
The  2020 Census  is of critical importance to New York, as tens of billions of dollars come to our neighborhoods based on how many people are living in our communities. 
We strongly encourage you to take 10 minutes of your time today to fill out the 2020 Census.

NYC Small Business Services
'Neighborhood Challenge: Connect & Recover'
  NYC Department of Small Business Service s is re-launching their Neighborhood Challenge program as "Neighborhood Challenge: Connect & Recover". The re-launched neighborhood challenge program is an online open innovation platform.

Initial submissions are now due by June 8th. Click here for more information.
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