Visit the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov for more information about the Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19.
Dear Community Partner,
As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want to make sure that you are provided with the most up-to-date information.
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
DCWP Services Available Online: To help customers follow the City’s guidance to stay home as much as possible and practice social (physical) distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) will not accept in-person visits. Learn more here: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/media/DCWP-ServicesAvailableOnlineOnly.pdf
License extensions and renewals: DCWP is extending certain license expiration dates and renewal application deadlines. Learn more: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/businesses/Does-Your-Consumer-Affairs-License-Expire-February-through-June-2020.pdf
Price Gouging: Your business cannot excessively increase the price you charge customers for any personal or household good or any service that is needed to prevent or limit the spread of or treat the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn More: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/media/Face-Masks-in-Short-Supply-Due-to-COVID-19.page
Workplace Laws: NYC Workplace laws are still in effect. Learn more about employee rights and employer responsibilities here: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/workers/Complying-with-NYC-Workplace-Laws-During-COVID-19.pdf
NYC Financial Empowerment Centers: For the health and safety of our providers and clients, all Financial Counseling sessions will be conducted over the phone. Our counselors can help New Yorkers manage their bills amidst the coronavirus crisis, understand student loans, and more. Book an appointment at www.nyc.gov/talkmoney
NYC Free Tax Prep: The tax filing deadline is July 15th. While all NYC free tax prep providers have suspended in-person services, we are now providing virtual and assisted self-prep free tax prep services.
Have a Student Loan?: Important information about payments and resources can be found at nyc.gov/studentloans
Expecting an Economic Impact Payment from the IRS?: Check out everything you need to know here: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/consumers/What-You-Need-to-Know-about-Economic-Impact-Payments-English.pdf
NYC Department of Education
Regional Enrichment Centers: Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) are places where the children of first responders, health care providers, transit workers and other key personnel can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve NYC in this time of need. If your child is a New York City resident and you would like to enroll in one of these centers, please complete the REC Enrollment Form online at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5518161/REC-Enrollment-Form
NYC Small Business Services
Resources and Tools: Small Business Services has compiled a list of COVID-19 related resources for businesses including legal and financial assistance that can be found on their website. To learn more, please visit: www.nyc.gov/sbs
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Recent Guidelines and Tools: All the latest guidance for businesses on social distancing and face coverings. To learn more, please visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/novel-coronavirus-faq-for-businesses.pdf
Visit the New York State Department of Health website at coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home to learn more about the State is doing to combat this epidemic.
Visit the NYC Health website at www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/index.page to learn more about how New York City is helping New Yorkers stay safe.