COVID-19 UPDATES

Dear AMTA-NY Members,

I am receiving updated information from our lobbyist on a daily basis regarding COVID-19, and will be uploading important documents here.  Please take a moment to read in order to wisely determine your next course of action through these uncharted waters. Please know that we are closely following recommendations from Governor Cuomo, DOH, CDC and other authorized state and federal agencies. I will continue to update this page as information becomes available.  I hope this helps act as a beneficial resource during this trying period. We are in this together.  

Wishing you Health and Wellness,

Lindsay Bodkin, LMT  

AMTA-NY Government Relations Chair

*Call to Action* In an effort to educate the Governors Office about the value and need of our services, please ask your clients who are interested to send a letter to the Governor.  Our customers voices can make a difference.  We have a  form letter attached here for your use.

Contact the Governor by phone: 518-474-8390,  during the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact the Governor’s office by email; https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

Government Guidance *Updated 5.16.20

*New 5-16-20 Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)(OLD)

*New PUA Materials 4-20-20

Step by Step Guidance to file for NYS Unemployment

Helpful Instructions for NYS CoVid Related Self Employed Unemployment Benefits

NY Office of the Professions CoVid information

Continuing Education Update:

In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1-June 1, 2020, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, so long as it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. SED is working closely with other New York State agencies and the Governor’s Office to tackle issues relating to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor the Department’s website for updated guidance.

NYS Empire State Development has posted resources to assist eligible small businesses and nonprofits understand U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) coronavirus loan programs:

NYS Department of Financial Services has released the following guidance:

Guidance to New York State Regulated and Exempt Mortgage Servicers Regarding Support for Borrowers Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance to New York State Regulated Financial Institutions Regarding Support for Consumers and Businesses Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus

Additional Online Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO) 

NYS Department of Health (DOH)

Families First Act

Large Spaces and Public Gatherings

From Ostroff Associates~ Our Chapter Lobbyist Firm

Ostroff Associates has established two dedicated webpages that will be updated in real time with any new information from government sources relating to COVIS-19. 

Update Page: https://www.ostroffassociates.com/covid-19-updates/

 News Page: https://www.ostroffassociates.com/category/covid-19/