Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Updates Regarding Essential Business and Chiropractic Practice (03/23/20 Update)
Chiropractic and COVID-19 | NY Executive Order 202.7 (03/19/20 Update)

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.

Covid-19 cases are expected to continue to increase throughout the state as testing becomes more widespread.

In New York, it is up to individual doctors whether to keep their Chiropractic practices open.  Governor Cuomo stated that “Pharmacies, grocery stores, medical facilities and gas stations will remain OPEN” and has given specific guidelines for essential businesses.  Should your practice remain open, please review the following recommendations:

  • Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Follow good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Clean surfaces with disinfectant. Practicing regular disinfecting of all hard surfaces and frequently touched items such as clipboards, headrests, door knobs, countertops etc. should be done frequently throughout the day.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and isolate for at least 14 days. If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition.
  • Call patients in advance and ask if they are experiencing a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms or had any recent travel or contact with travelers. If the above answers are yes, please ask them to self isolate.

As always, we thank our members, who continue to support and educate one another during this challenging time.

Resources for your Practice/Patients

New York State Department of Health (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)

World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/)

  • Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (pdf)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/coronavirus/index.html)

  • Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a Nationwide Public Health Emergency (pdf)

Additional resources may be found using the links below:


Resources for your Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering two loan programs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to small businesses throughout New York State. See below for details of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion federal stimulus package passed on March 27. The PPP provides loans of up to $10 million 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. 

For full details of the PPP Program, see the FAQ: Click Here

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. 

For full details of the EIDL Program, see the FAQ: Click Here


SBA.gov Loans Application: Apply Now

Application Instruction Guide: Download this PDF guide to learn how to use the SBA portal to apply online.

ESD Presentation on SBA Disaster Loans

See: https://esd.ny.gov/small-business-administration-sba-covid-19-loans


New York State Education Department (http://www.op.nysed.gov)

New York Small Business Development Center (http://www.nyssbdc.org/)

New York City Small Business Services (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/index.page)

U.S. Small Business Administration (http://www.sba.gov)