COVID-19 Resources & Impacts for Businesses

As the regional chamber of commerce, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to providing employers with the latest information and resources to help you deal with COVID-19 and its impact on business, our community, state and nation.

5/21/20 Employer Services Corporation: COVID-19 Employee Daily Health-Screening Form

5/21/20 Employer Services Corporation: COVID-19 Employee Health-Screening Questionnaire 

5/21/20 Employer Services Corporation: Job Refusal Checklist Form

4/15 Child & Family Services: EAP Program

4/15 City of Buffalo: EAP Program

4/15 United Way: Work/Life Solutions

4/15 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Cleaning and Disinfecting your Facility

4/15 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: Products Registered in NY for Use Against COVID-19

ZOOM – $0-19.99*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Security/EncryptionIn response to COVID-19: free for educators to move toward virtual learning

ZOOM PHONE – $14.99
Services Provided: Audio/Phone | Security/Encryption

SLACK – $0-12.50
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption

LOOM – $0-5/PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar |Instant Messaging*In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free for educators, recording limit removed on the free plan, free trial extended to 30 days, Loom Pro price adjusted to $5/month

RING CENTRAL – $24.99-49.99 PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging*In response to COVID-19: Three months free RingCentral Office for K12 educators, health providers and non-profits

GOTOMEETING – $12-16/PER USER*
Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging*In response to COVID-19: some organizations may be eligible for access to free emergency remote work toolkit.

5/1 BNP Webisode: NYS Shared Work Program – Retain Employees During a Slowdown

4/23 NYS Department of Labor: Shared Work Program

4/23 NYS Department of Labor: FAQs

4/3/20 SBA: Overview

4/3/20 SBA: Program Guide

SBA: Additional Debt Relief: Overview

New York State Comptroller: Pursuit Lending

Pursuit Lending: Business Lending in New York

6/25: New York State: COVID-19 Travel Advisory

New York State:  COVID-19 Travel Advisory Interim Guidance

Empire State Development: List of Essential Businesses and How to Request Waiver

Emire State Development: Guidance on Executive Order

Empire State Development: FAQs

4/1/20 U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Guide to Employee Retention Tax Credit

Internal Revenue Service: Employee Retention Tax Credit

Internal Revenue Service: Employee Retention Tax Credit FAQs

Internal Revenue Service: Federal Income Tax Filing Due Date Extended to July 15, 2020

NYS Department of Taxation and Finance: Abatement of Penalties and Interest for Sales and Use Tax

NYS Department of Taxation and Finance: Tax Relief for Quarterly and Annual Filers Sales Tax Vendors Affected by COVID-19

Erie County Industrial Development Agency: Sales Tax Abatement Information

Erie County Industrial Development Agency: Sales Tax Abatement Term Sheet

International Association of Business Communicators: COVID-19 Resources & Template Communications

The Communications Network: COVID-19 Crisis Communications Triage Kit

Small Business Development Center

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Resilience in a Box

Harvard Business Review: Company Emergency Remote-Work Plan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Print Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Small Business Guide

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will continually provide contact information for companies offering high-demand products in response to COVID-19.

Body Temperature Scanners

 

Cleaning Services

 

Personal Protective Equipment

 

Temporary Medical Staffing

 

Staffing

 

Safety and Security Services

 

Hand Sanitizer

 

Hand Sanitizer Stations

 

Protective/Social Distancing Workplace Equipment

 

Workplace Signage

 

Financial Services

 

Virtual Workplace Services

Do you have specific questions related to running your business or your business unit?

Visit the BNP Business Link, a question and answer forum for, and by, the Buffalo Niagara business community. Submit your questions and get expert answers on just about any topic from legal, IT, HR, NYS regulations, sales, marketing, communications and more. It is quick, confidential, powerful and convenient. The BNP Business Link can help you today.

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