Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CDC COVID-19 Integrated County Map

Contacting your local County Health Department

With questions related to regulations on public health matters, it is often best practice to contact your local County Health Care Department to see if the County offers any recommendations or guidance.  

NYS County Health Department Directory

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Blog Posts and News Items Related to COVID-19

The New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) is working to coordinate information from multiple sources and partners for use by doctors of chiropractic and their offices throughout the state during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We encourage everyone to seek information directly from reliable sources, many of which are linked below.

While New York continues to feel the effects of COVID-19, it appears that the social distancing and and other public health measures are having the desired effect.  As always, we thank our members, who continue to support and educate one another during this challenging time. Together we will grow through this crisis.

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New York HERO Act

On September 6, 2021, Governor Hochul announced that the New York State Commissioner of Health officially designated COVID-19 as a "highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health." On March 17, 2022, this designation under the HERO Act ended. Private sector employers are no longer required to implement their workforce safety plans. Learn more about the HERO act at

New York Forward

Keep an eye on as developments and requirements for business are posted. Active industry guidance requires that all businesses must maintain a written business safety plan to outline how your workplaces will prevent the spread of COVID-19.  NY Forward has provided a Safety Plan Template to assist businesses in complying with this requirement.

Financial Assistance for Your Business

NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Use the link below to learn about grant amounts, eligibility, and additional information.

New York State COVID-19 Pandemic
Small Business Recovery Grant Program

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster. Click here to learn more about this program.

Apply for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

New York Forward Loan Fund

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is an economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses as they reopen as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE. These loans are available to small businesses, and nonprofits that did not receive a U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program of greater than $500,000 or an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for COVID-19 of any amount, except for EIDL advance grant of up to $10,000., and small residential landlords.

New York Forward Loan Fund

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The PPP provides loans to support small businesses and other eligible entities to pay workers, interest on mortgage obligations, rent, insurance, paid sick or medical leave, utilities, and payroll related costs incurred from Feb. 15, 2020 – June 30, 2020. **The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.** 
PPP Loan Forgiveness

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program provides small businesses and non-profits with low-interest loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing due to COVID-19. ** The COVID-19 EIDL application is closed as of January 1, 2022. SBA is no longer accepting new COVID EIDL loan applications. SBA will continue to accept requests for increases, reconsideration, and appeals.**

Manage your EIDL

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) was a federal program included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The program provided support for Americans who were unable to work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but did not qualify for traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI). As of September 5, 2021, several federal unemployment benefit programs, including PUA, PEUC, EB, and FPUC, have expired, per federal law. For more information, visit

Resources for Your Practice and Patients

New York State Department of Health (

Additional information may be found using the links below:

Other Helpful Links

New York State Education Department (

New York Small Business Development Center (

New York City Small Business Services (

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (

World Health Organization (