Monday, January 3, 2022

Third Avenue Business Improvement District - Business Concerns During COVID-19?

Third Avenue Business Improvement District understands the challenges of the public health and the economic implications of the recent spread of COVID-19.  We recommit our efforts to our small business community and the neighborhoods that we serve. 

As of this morning, NYC is averaging 40,000 COVID-19 cases/day. Over 4,500 are hospitalized, and that number is now growing.

We must not be alarmist - but we must be very strategic about our approach in balancing public health and our local economies. The BID and our partners will use every method in our toolbox to provide our business community with as much useful and accurate information as possible and advocate for additional business resources.

As of December 27, workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Workers will then have 45 days to show proof of their second dose (for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines).

Businesses may not allow any unvaccinated workers to come to their workplace. A workplace is considered any location — including a vehicle — where you work in the presence of at least one other person.

Additionally, per the Center for Disease Control, the 
new quarantine period has been shortened from 10 days to 5 days.  We understand that the CDC will announce that the quarantine period will soon be 5 days and a negative test result.

We are working with all levels of government and the philanthropic community to increase opportunities for small businesses impacted by this wave of COVID-19.  We will share updates as they become available.
NYS Pandemic Recovery Grant for Small Businesses
NYS Restaurant Resiliency Program
NYC Small Business Resiliency Grant - currently paused due to demand
Citizens Committee Small Business Grant
DoorDash Restaurant Disaster Fund

Join us to learn more. 

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