COVID 19 Update 9.1

NYS Response To COVID 19 – None Essential = Zero:  Governor Cuomo Issues “Pause ” Plan

The Governor’s 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan is as follows

  1. Effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, all non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;
  2. Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;
  3. Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;
  4. When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;
  5. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet;
  6. Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;
  7. Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;
  8. Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;
  9. Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; and
  10. Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes.


NYS is Seeking Manufacturers to Produce Critical  Medical Supplies

The State is encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should email:

Please include:

Company Name:
Contact Person and Info:
Tell us about what critical supplies/equipment you think your company could produce:


Council of Industry’s Conference Call on COVID 19 Update and Best Practices from 3/19  –  Audio Available 

Here is the link to the conference call audio


What does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Mean for Employers? Our Friends at Greenwald Doherty have put together and excellent Q&A.

What does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Mean for Employers


Details on COVID-19 Paid Leave Legislation, Executive Orders as of March 19 (Updated 3/20) – From Associate Member Harris Beach

In the evening hours of Wednesday, March 18, both the federal government and the New York State government signed into law major legislation granting employees’ job-protected, paid leave from work as the country responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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