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LIC Update: June 18, 2020
NYC is Entering Phase 2 On Monday, #SupportLICLocal As We Continue to Reopen!
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COVID-19: New Updates
NYC Enters Phase 2 of Reopening - As of this morning, both the Mayor and the Governor have now announced that NYC is on track to begin Phase 2 of Reopening this coming Monday, June 22. Businesses allowed to begin reopening in this phase include:
  • Offices
  • Real Estate
  • Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail
  • Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals
  • Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning
  • Commercial Building Management
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Outdoor and Take-out/Delivery Food 
Phase 2 Outdoor Dining - This morning NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the self certification application  will be available tomorrow as well as purchasing opportunities for barriers , PPE , and industry specific guides . We will share links to everything as they are available tomorrow as well. Click here to watch his full press annou nc ement this morning . Click here to read the executive order on outdoor dining.  
  • The application for restaurants to self-ceritfiy will go live tomorrow at
  • Restaurants will be able to use the following spaces:
  • Sidewalks
  • Curb Lane Seating
  • Backyard Seating
  • Open Streets & Plazas

NEW PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications – SBA has released a revised 5-page full loan forgiveness application to streamline the previous 11-page application in a continuous effort to make it easier for businesses to access and administer their PPP funds. In addition, the 3-page “EZ” version of the loan forgiveness application is also available for borrowers who:

  • Are self-employed and have no employees; OR
  • Did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%, and did not reduce the number or hours of their employees; OR
  • Experienced reductions in business activity as a result of health directives related to COVID-19 and did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%

EIDL Application Reopened – The EIDL application portal is now reopened to accept new applications from eligible businesses and non-profits.

Mayor’s Restaurant Revitalization Program (Deadline: June 19) - The program will provide restaurants with short term payroll support now, funding subsidized wages to employ displaced restaurant workers who will prepare meals for their communities. Priority will be given to applicants in target neighborhoods, which include Queens Community District 1. For more information, please visit the Program’s factsheet and application

Webinar - On Wednesday, June 24th at 10am we are hosting a webinar with LICP Member New York Grant Company on PPP Updates and Loan Forgiveness Rules . See below for more information and stay tuned for registration details.

Reopening Checklist - This week we launched our new COVID-19: Reopening Checklist as a tool for businesses to use as NYC moves towards reopening. This list is helpful for businesses opening today as a start of Phase 1 as well as businesses prepping for their reopening in a future phase. Click here to download the checklist.

Recovery Survey - We would like to remind you to please take 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. Click here to fill out the survey.
COVID-19 Business Operations Survey Results
We have just released the results of our COVID-19 Business Operations survey which was open between April 14 - May 15 on business operations in LIC during COVID-19.
Call to LIC Businesses
Let Us Know If You Need Masks!
Over the last week we have delivered 25,850 masks to 120 businesses in the LIC area! Supplies are limited but please fill out the this form to submit your interest in receiving face coverings for your employees.
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Featured Updates
Recap: Planning for Reopening and Transitioning to the 'New Normal'
On Tuesday, we hosted a great webinar with Associate Lauren Parra  from  LICP Member Jackson Lewis P.C .  on Planning for Reopening and Transitioning to the "New Normal" . Some major takeaways include:

  • The reason behind an employee’s refusal to return to work will guide how an employer can and should respond.
  • Companies may conduct temperature checks or similar health assessments on employees, vendors, customers/clients, and other workplace visitors.
  • Employers will need to implement measures to ensure the health and safety of employees, including but not limited to, social distancing, staggered work schedules, and PPE.

For more information for any questions on these topics, reach out to  Charles Yu , Senior Director of Business Assistance, directly at
PPP Updates and Loan Forgiveness Rules with NY Grant Company
Reminder! Vote in the June 23rd Primary Election
Voting in every election is an incredibly important way to shape our community, city and country, including the upcoming State and Federal Primary on June 23rd . The deadline to submit an absentee ballot has been extended to June 23rd.
Visit the NYC Board of Elections to see more details, apply for an absentee ballot and learn about early voting locations. 
Reminder: 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.

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