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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

Reopening

  • Small Business Services Hotline: 888-SBS-4NYC
    • The City has launched a small business hotline to answer the most pressing questions of small business owners as they prepare to re-open. Small Business Advocates and Compliance Advisors will monitor the hotline and have been equipped with the latest guidelines and regulations to share with business owners. To reach the hotline, dial 888-SBS-4NYC or 888-727-4692.

Rent & Other Establishment Expenses 

State Liquor Authority (sla.ny.gov) 

Taxes  

Storefronts Business Closures and Occupancy Reduction  

Additional Resources 

Government 

Press 

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.

Webinar Recordings

Outdoor Dining Press Conference - 5/28 Hosted by Speaker Corey Johnson

Commercial Observer 4th Annual Retail Forum - 5/20 Hosted by Commercial Observer (Alliance Featured)

Alliance Hosted Press Conference - 5/13 Hosted by the NYC Hospitality Alliance

Hospitality Under COVID A Panel Discussion - 5/7 Hosted by Miss Mack Enterprises (Alliance Featured)

Observations from the Field During the COVID-19 Crisis: Restaurants (password:6V$%9g&#) - 4/28 Hosted by Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Alliance Featured)

What’s next for NYC’s hospitality industry - 4/30 Hosted by Crain's (Alliance Featured) 

State of the Industry & Looking Forward (Q&A Document) - 4/28 Hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP

Peace On The Lower East Webinar - 4/28 Hosted by Helbraun & Levey LLP

BIG Demands Insurers Pay Business Interruption Coverage - 4/23 Hosted by NYC Hospitality Alliance (Alliance Featured)

NYC Hospitality Alliance Alerts

Open for Business Report - July 28, 2020

What To Expect When You're Inspected - July 27, 2020

SLA FAQ on New Food Requirements - July 22, 2020

Take Action: Tell The Federal Government We Need Support - July 22, 2020

Outdoor Dining Extended - July 17, 2020

New Executive Order and SLA Guidance Restricting Alcohol - July 17, 2020

New Alcohol Restrictions from Governor Cuomo - July 16, 2020

Take Action: July Rent Survey - July 15, 2020

Complete the Census - July 15, 2020

Consider the Consequences of Failing to Pay for Produce Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act - July 13, 2020

Important Outdoor Dining Weather Advisory - July 10, 2020

Personal Guarantee Lawsuit & Tents Allowed - July 10, 2020

Outdoor Dining FAQs and More - July 3, 2020

June 2020 Rent Survey Results - July 1, 2020

Indoor Dining POSTPONED - July 1, 2020

Legal Developments Affecting NY Employers - July 1, 2020

Outdoor Dining Compliance Information - June 30, 2020

Rockwell Group DineOut NYC - June 29, 2020

July 6th Indoor Dining May be Postponed in NY - June 29, 2020

Indoor dining On Track To Begin July 6 - June 25, 2020

NYC Outdoor Dining Must Comply With ADA - June 19, 2020

Important Liquor License Information - June 19, 2020

Breaking News: Outdoor Dining is Official - June 18, 2020

Take Action: Rent Survey - June 17, 2020

Required Forms for Opening - June 17, 2020

Statement on Outdoor Dining and Drinking - June 13, 2020

Join Us: Alliance Partnership With FEF - June 12, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Reminder - June 11, 2020

Indoor Dining Requirements Released - June 9, 2020

Free Face Coverings For Small Biz - June 8, 2020

Delivery Cap Information. Check Your Bills. - June 5, 2020

Senate Passes PPP Reform - June 4, 2020

Outdoor Dining Hearing at City Council - June 4, 2020

The Alliance Aligns with the NYJRA - June 3, 2020

Phase 2 Outdoor Dining Details - June 3, 2020

Citywide Curfew Starting Tonight 8pm - 5am - June 2, 2020

MTA Guidance for Hospitality Workers - June 1, 2020

Antibody Testing Available to Essential Hospitality Workers - May 30, 2020

This Week in Hospitality - May 29, 2020

Details: Sidewalk Cafe Renewal Extensions - May 29, 2020

Outdoor Dining Legislation Introduced – Watch Live - May 28, 2020

Times Square Billboards Momentarily Go Dark - May 27, 2020

Breaking News: Mayor Signs Personal Liability, Delivery Cap and More Into Law - May 26, 2020

Wednesday 10:15am - Sen. Schumer Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Briefing - May 26, 2020

This Week in Hospitality - May 22, 2020

OATH Hearings Info - May 22, 2020

Call To Action: NYC Restaurants & Bars Need Outdoor Space - May 22, 2020

24 Council Members Send Letter to Mayor - May 20, 2020

Determining COVID-19 Leaves of Absence - May 20, 2020 

STREETFILMS: Open Streets for Restaurants Explained - May 20, 2020

Reopen New York Restaurants Using Streets And Public Spaces - May 18, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Available - May 16, 2020

This Week in Hospitality - May 15, 2020

SLA Extends license fee deferral policy - May 14, 2020

PPP, 80/20 Rule, Outdoor Dining And More - May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Business Survey Results - May 14, 2020

Video of Press Conference: Personal Liability, Delivery Fee Cap And More - May 13, 2020

Proposed Amendments to PPP Released - May 12, 2020

6PM Sen. Schumer Hospitality Briefing - May 11, 2020

This Week in Hospitality - May 8, 2020

COVID-19 Reopening Tips For Restaurants - May 7, 2020

Mayor Appoints Melba & Rigie To Councils - May 7, 2020

OSHA Issues New Safety Guidelines - May 5, 2020

Take Action: Oppose City Legislation that will skyrocket your cost of doing business during Covid-19 - May 4, 2020

The Alliance Testifies + Take Action - May 1, 2020

Rigie, Woods-Black Appointed to Gov. Cuomo's Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board - April 30, 2020

Complete Restaurant/Nightlife Biz Survey - April 29, 2020

Take Action: Personal Guarantees and Capping Delivery Fees - April 28, 2020

ADA Title III Considerations for Businesses - April 27, 2020

Notice: PPP Resumes April 27, 2020 - April 25, 2020

This Week in Hospitality - April 24, 2020

Warming Up to Employee Temperature Checks - April 24, 2020

10% Delivery Fee Cap and More Important Legislation - April 23, 2020

City Council: Leases, Sidewalk Cafes and Tenant Harassment - April 21, 2020

The Alliance on National News: MSNBC AM Joy with Joy Reid - April 20, 2020

Townhall: BIG Demands Insurers Pay Business Interruption Coverage - April 20, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act - April 20, 2020

Back to Business After COVID-19 - April 17, 2020

This Week in Hospitality - April 17, 2020

New York State Orders Essential Businesses to Provide Masks to Public-Facing Employees - April 14, 2020

Press Release: NY's Top Business Leaders Unveil Economic Relief and Recovery Plan - April 13, 2020

PPP on Fox News, Delivery Fee Cap and More - April 11, 2020

Sidewalk Cafe expiration dates and renewal application deadlines extended - April 10, 2020

DOE's Regional Enrichment Centers Now Open - April 10, 2020

Reminder for NY Employers - April 8, 2020

Melba and Meyer on 60 Minutes - April 6, 2020

Forbes Op-Ed: No Seat At The Table For Restaurants - April 3, 2020

Sidewalk Café Fees Waived - April 1, 2020

ADP Coronavirus(COVID-19) FAQ - Workplace Policies & Legislative Changes - March 31, 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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