COVID-19 Related Business Resources

GRE is gathering some of the latest, most relevant information and resources available for businesses in our region.

The situation sparked by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is serious and quickly evolving, making the timely dissemination of actionable intelligence essential. GRE is gathering some of the latest, most relevant information and resources available for businesses in our region.

COVID-19 may be causing us to work from home but nothing literally shuts us down. Rochester is the birthplace of game-changers and innovators. We know how to get things done…from fighting for women’s rights to powering incredible innovations like cancer-preventing vaccines and the technology supporting missions to Mars. We can get  through this crisis together because Rochester is where smart people live and smart businesses grow.

We want to connect you to the best resources to help your company. Here are helpful links:

Statewide Guidelines for NY Forward Reopening

Governor Cuomo Outlines Additional Guidelines for Phased Plan to Re-Open New York

NY Forward – A Guide to Reopening New York

NY Forward Loan Fund

NY Forward – Reopening Lookup Tool

FAQs on New York Forward and Business Reopening

City of Rochester Kiva Loans to Ensure Access to Capital

COMIDA COVID-19 Sales and Use Tax Relief

Empire State COVID-19 Related Resources

Guidance for Determining Whether a Business is Subject to Mandatory Workforce Reduction​​​​​

Job Portal for Essential Businesses and Job Seekers

Monroe County Zero-Interest Small Business Assistance Loan Program

New York State Department of Labor – Shared Work Program

Paycheck Protection Program

Priority Industries for Re-Opening

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans

Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19 Emergency

US Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 Resources & Relief for Small Businesses

United States Congress COVID Relief Package Information and FAQs

United Way’s Volunteer & in-Kind Response for COVID-19

Check these sites regularly for new updates. Our team will also provide additional information as these and other programs move forward.

Together we can support local businesses and navigate through this uncertain time.

Matt Hurlbutt
President and CEO
Greater Rochester Enterprise