COVID-19 Resources

By NYC Hospitality Alliance

The New York City Hospitality Alliance team is working around the clock to support and advocate for restaurants and nightlife establishments impacted by COVID-19. The following is a list of resources and vital information.

The Alliance has been inundated with questions, pleas for support and extraordinary ideas about how to support the NYC hospitality industry during this pandemic and economic disaster. We're reviewing hundreds of calls, messages, emails, texts and social media posts that we've received and are aggregating them as we develop and execute a comprehensive response and #RestaurantRescuePlan. We're working with countless public and private sector partners in an organized and efficient way amidst the chaos. There will be a long and painful road ahead of us, but we will persevere through this together. 

For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 Support and Relief Efforts available to hospitality operators and employees, please click here.

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NYC Hospitality Alliance Advocacy Efforts 

Employment Matters 

Loans + CARES Act

Rent & Other Establishment Expenses 

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Storefronts Business Closures and Occupancy Reduction  

Additional Resources 



The NYC Hospitality Alliance is executing an aggressive public relations campaign ensuring that the restaurant and nightlife industry’s voice is represented and dominating the 24/7 news cycle. We will fight for you in the public sphere and in the halls of government. Our story, plight and needs are being told to the world. Visit our press page for non-stop news coverage of The Alliance advocating for our industry.

NYC Hospitality Alliance Alerts

FAQ From Fox Rothschild LLP - April 2, 2020

Sidewalk Café Fees Waived - April 1, 2020

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program - March 31, 2020

Sidewalk Café Consent Fees - March 30, 2020

An Employer’s Guide to CARES Act Relief - March 30, 2020

TAKE ACTION: 67,650 employees Laid Off - March 26, 2020

UPDATE Fox Rothschild Alert: SBA Includes COVID-19 in Economic Injury Disaster Loans - March 26, 2020

Employers Must Post Notice of Employee Rights - March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Hospitality Briefing 3/25/20 - March 25, 2020

Take Action Now: Restaurant Rescue & Save Nightlife - March 24, 2020

License Renewals, Enforcement Matters and Fines, Community Board Notices, Emergency Reduction of Wholesale Prices - March 24, 2020

Tax relief for sales tax vendors affected by COVID-19 - March 23, 2020

Watch Good Day New York ft. Alliance's Rigie - March 23, 2020

#RestaurantRescuePlan & #SaveNightlifePlan - March 22, 2020

Submit COVID-19 Support Efforts - March 21, 2020

Essential Employees, Rent, Sales Tax and I-9 - March 20, 2020

Managing Health Insurance - March 20, 2020

Fox Rothschild LLP Alert: Federal Law To Mandate Paid Sick Leave, Enhanced Unemployment for Workers Affected by Pandemic - March 20, 2020

Restaurant Closing Checklist: COVID-19 Response - March 19, 2020

Burglary Prevention Tips From The NYPD - March 19, 2020

#RestaurantRescuePlan Social Media Campaign - March 18, 2020

Key Reminders About Paid Sick Leave Laws for NYC and Westchester Employers from Fox Rothschild LLP - March 18, 2020

Breaking News: Tax Update & Potential "Shelter in Place" Order - March 17, 2020

Alcohol Update from Pesetsky & Bookman: Alcohol pickup and delivery, Safekeeping, Returns & Other Resources - March 17, 2020

9-point Mitigation and Support Plan for NYC Restaurants and Nightlife Establishments in response to COVID-19 - March 16, 2020 

Alcohol Update from the SLA: purchasing credits, delivery & more - March 16, 2020

UPDATE URGENT CLOSING – Restaurants & Bars - March 16, 2020

URGENT CLOSING - Restaurants & Bars - March 15, 2020

Voluntarily Restaurant & Bar Shut Down Called for by Gov. Cuomo & Delivery - March 15, 2020

Update & Recap on COVID-19 - March 15, 2020

5PM: 50% Occupancy Reduction - March 13, 2020

A Note from The Alliance - March 13, 2020

Response to Grubhub Fee Announcement - March 13, 2020

IMPORTANT: Occupancy Reduction Information - March 12, 2020

Coronavirus – Legal Risks for NY Business - March 12, 2020

12-point Mitigation and Support Plan for NYC - March 12, 2020

Updated information regarding COVID-19 - March 11, 2020

Webinar: Coronavirus Concerns for Hospitality and Retail Employers - March 6, 2020

Coronavirus – Workplace Considerations - March 2, 2020 

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