Phase 3 Reopening: Tuesday June 23, 2020

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06-23 2020 |

Ulster County enters Phase Three reopening on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. This includes:
Restaurants / Food Services (indoor dining) –
View Restaurant Summary Guidelines
Personal Care (nails, waxing, massage, tattoo, piercing, and more) – View Summary Guidelines If you’re a Phase Three business, please take two minutes to answer Ulster County’s Phase Three Reopening Survey here.

Many thanks to the hundreds of Ulster County businesses who have
answered our short reopening survey and are now listed on the County’s Open for Business page.

If your Ulster County-based business is currently open, please fill out the appropriate survey linked below to attest you are following the NYS
Guidance for your industry.

Phase One Survey: Open as of May 26th Construction, Agriculture,
Forestry, Fishing and Hunting. Retail – (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off) Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, Phase Two Survey: Open as of June 9th Offices, Real Estate, Essential and Phase 2 In-Store
Retail, Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals, Retail Rental, Repair, and
Cleaning Commercial Building Management, Hair Salons, Barbershops Outdoor Dining/Takeout/Delivery

New York Forward Loan Fund
The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE. Those who have received assistance from the Payroll Protection Act or Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance are not eligible. The NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small landlords that have seen a loss of rental income.

Payroll Protection Act
Loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download a copy of the PPP borrower application form (revised June 12, 2020) to see the information that will be requested from you when you apply with a lender. More information on the Payroll Protection Program is available here.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance is now accepting new applications. This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties. This loan advance will not have to be repaid. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. EIDL is also offering low-interest loans of up to $2 million. EIDL interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for not-for-profits.

Eligible small businesses and agricultural businesses may apply for the Loan Advance here.
Lisa Berger, Director
Kate Heidecker, Deputy Director
Barbara Loughran, Business Services Administrator
Natalie Michael, Confidential Secretary