New Rules in New York State
Starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, every New Yorker must stay at home from work, unless they are an essential worker. Exemptions from the order will include shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food production, pharmacies, healthcare providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions.
All non-essential businesses that are normally open to the public must remain closed. Bars and restaurants may provide takeout.
Also, all non-essential gatherings of any size for any reason are banned.
For more information on this executive order from the Governor, visit the NYS Department of Health website.
Eligible small businesses throughout New York may now apply for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
The IRS has established a special section with steps to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the coronavirus: www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
The U.S. tax filing deadline has been pushed back from April 15 to July 15, 2020.
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