COVID-19 Updates and Information

Steuben County IDA continues to partner with our local, regional, state, and federal partners to provide the most up-to-date information and resources concerning the effects of COVID-19 on the business community.  Some useful tools are listed below.  Questions and comments can be emailed to


Emergency Relief Loan Program – Please click here for information about the loan program for Steuben County businesses.


Daily Updates

October 20, 2020 3:00 pm – States added to list and Paid Sick Leave update

October 13, 2020 4:15 pm – States added to list and PPP guidance

October 6, 2020 8:00 pm – Travel advisory and cluster action initiative

October 1, 2020 2:00 pm – E-commerce assistance and exposure tracking app

September 29, 2020 7:15 pm – States added to list and international travelers

September 25, 2020 12:00 pm – NY Forward Loan Fund and COVID testing

September 22, 2020 11:30 am – States added to travel advisory

September 8, 2020 12:30 pm – States added to advisory and personal care services

September 1, 2020 10:30 am – 2 states added to list


Reopening Guidance


Specific industry reopening guidance:


Helpful Documents

Agriculture Resources

Agricultural Q and A

Business Mentor NY guide

Cleaning and Disinfection of Food Manufacturing Facilities or Food Retail Stores

DOH Travel Guidance

Economic Injury Disaster Loan – ESD guidance

Economic Injury Disaster Loan – ESD slides

Empire State Digital

Executive Order 202.16

Main Street New Loan Program – guidelines

Main Street Expanded Loan Program – guidelines

New York Forward Loan Fund – FAQ

NYS Shared Work Program

Paycheck Protection Program – Interim Final Rule

Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness Application Instructions

Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness Application

Recovery – Platform Solutions – Cushman Wakefield

Recovery – Readiness Guide – Cushman Wakefield

Recovery – Workplace Essentials – Cushman Wakefield


Useful Web Sites

Resource Topic Website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cleaning and disinfecting guidelines
Department of Labor Shared Work Program
Department of Labor Unemployment benefits information
Department of Taxation and Finance Sales tax filing
Empire State Development (ESD) Various information for businesses in New York State
Empire State Digital Assistance in creating an online presence


Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program
International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Reopening plans
New York Forward Loan Fund New loan fund
New York State Travel advisory
Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small business loan resources and guidance
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) News and resources for small business owners
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Emergency loans guide and checklist