Coronavirus Updates


Here is the latest information we have written or obtained from reliable resources to help you during this challenging time.

SED Update – New Tele-Therapy Regs and Governor Extends School Closure

Executive Order Extends School Closure: Today, Governor Cuomo modified his Executive Order to expand school closures through April 15th. The 180 waiver will now extend from March 18th through April 15th. NYSED Issues Teleservices Guidelines: NYSED has issued Guidelines to special education providers regarding the delivery of Teleservices including Teletherapy services. The regulations include provisions

How to Manage Your Remote workers in a Time of Crisis

Telecommuting is a trend that has grown in popularity among businesses in recent years. In times of personal or unexpected need, remote work plans provide a great “Plan B” to keep things running as smoothly as possible. With something as sudden as COVID-19, however, many companies did not even get a chance to effectively plan

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Business Lending & Grant Provisions

Late on March 25, 2020, the US Senate released the final tax of the CARES Act, the third Coronavirus related Bill and much needed stimulus package. The Bill passed the House and signed into law by the President on March 27th. At this time, we want to stress to our clients that so far, all

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Business Tax Provisions

Late on March 25, 2020, the US Senate released the final tax of the CARES Act, the third Coronavirus related Bill and much needed stimulus package. The Bill passed the House and signed into law by the President on March 27th. At this time, we want to stress to our clients that so far, all

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Individual Tax Provisions

Late on March 25, 2020, the US Senate released the final tax of the CARES Act, the third Coronavirus related Bill and much needed stimulus package. The Bill passed the House and signed into law by the President on March 27th. At this time, we want to stress to our clients that so far, all

COVID-19: How to Help from Behind Closed Doors

With executive orders in place to keep as many people isolated indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may seem like there is nothing to do but to sit at home and weather out the storm. However, there are plenty of opportunities out there that individuals can do to help the country get through the

OPWDD COVID-19 Update As of March 25, 2020

OPWDD providers are considered essential and should continue providing services to the best of their ability while practicing alternative treatments and procedures to protect the health and safety of the individuals they support, their families, and their staff. In order to continue to serve the population, OPWDD has issued updated guidance on service provision and

Coronavirus – SED Update 3/25/20

Latest information as of March 26, 2020** What we know: Global: EO order 202.4 requires all schools within the state to be closed from March 18th to March 31st, 2020. SED providers will get relief from the 180-school year during that period of time. This will be reassessed and extended if necessary NYCDOE has closed

New York State Shared Work Plan: A Strategy to Reduce Lay Offs

These are most certainly very strange and difficult times. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced many businesses to make very tough decisions recently. Some have had to shutter their doors as the virus continues to spread across the State while others have had to consider staffing needs. Though New Yorkers are resilient, businesses cannot survive

Available Coronavirus Business Relief Programs as of March 24, 2020

While we wait for the 3rd and largest stimulus package from congressional leaders, hopefully coming soon, there are currently a few different relief programs for businesses and nonprofits. The majority of these are currently in the form of loans from different governmental agencies. This biggest relief is expected to be passed as part of the

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Important CARES Act Information

The NYS Health Foundation Helpful Resource List

The recent effects of COVID-19 on our communities and workplaces is of great concern, especially to nonprofits of any size. The New York State Health Foundation recently published a helpful list of national, state, and local resources for nonprofits and community-based organizations. Check out these regularly-updated resources to help get through these difficult times, including food assistance, workers’ rights, healthcare services and more.

NYS Special Education Resource Group

The Coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way that special education services are being delivered. This has left many providers scrambling to develop education plans and platforms. As a result, we’ve created this Facebook group to provide a platform for providers to shared ideas and get answers on what their peers are doing. While we understand the fiscal ramifications, you guys are the experts in the programmatic areas. We are all in this together!