Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Updates:
NYSCA Announces Removal of Practice Restrictions

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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 be hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis, it appears that the social distancing and lockdown measures are having the desired effect. Hospitalizations and deaths have decreased and if the current trend holds, we will see a much clearer outlook on restarting the economy in the coming days.

Reopening and Reigniting Your Practice Guide - As you resume these services in your practice, the NYSCA has prepared several resources to assist you in reopening and reigniting your practice. Please take a moment to review the NYSCA’s “Reopening and Reigniting Your Practice Guide” as it serves to remind you of the PPE requirements, disinfecting standards, and other necessary aspects of providing safe and effective chiropractic care to the highest standard.

Template Letters and Signage for Your Practice - In your email, there are links to download template letters to communicate with patients and providers.  There is signage for your office designed to reassure patients of the safety procedures your office is following. (You will need to log in to your NYSCA account to view and download these templates).

Social Media Images - The NYSCA has created social media messages that you can use to help welcome back routine chiropractic patients and alert your community to this development as New York moves forward. Simply right-click the images below to save them for use on your social media accounts.

NYS Safety Plan Template - Please also recall that you must have a safety plan in place, which can be accomplished using the online template. Keep an eye on https://forward.ny.gov as developments and requirements for business are posted.

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.

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 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Financial Assistance Available for the Chiropractor

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)