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

June 2, 2020 4:00 pm

June 1, 2020 11:00 am

May 29, 2020 1:30 pm

May 29, 2020 1:00 pm

May 29, 2020 7:00 am

May 26, 2020 8:30 am

May 22, 2020 7:00 pm

May 21, 2020 4:00 pm

May 20, 2020 4:00 pm

May 18, 2020 11:00 am

May 16, 2020 9:00 pm

May 15, 2020 9:30 am

May 13, 2020 9:00 pm

May 13, 2020 6:00 pm

May 11, 2020 4:00 pm

May 11, 2020 2:00 pm

May 8, 2020 3:00 pm

May 4, 2020 6:00 pm


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

Economic Injury Disaster Loan – ESD guidance

Economic Injury Disaster Loan – ESD slides

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 – Loan Forgiveness Application

Paycheck Protection Program – SBA guidance for loan forgiveness

Paycheck Protection Program – SBA guidance for procedures and responsibilities

Paycheck Protection Program – SBA guidance

Paycheck Protection Program – SBA Q and A

Paycheck Protection Program – Calculating loan amounts

Paycheck Protection Program – Checklist

Paycheck Protection Program – Info Sheet

Paycheck Protection Program – Application

Recovery – Platform Solutions – Cushman Wakefield

Recovery – Readiness Guide – Cushman Wakefield

Recovery – Workplace Essentials – Cushman Wakefield


Useful Web Sites

Resource Topic Website
CARES Act Guide Summary of small business benefits
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 Development (ESD) Essential Business designation
Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program
Gov. Cuomo Executive Orders
International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Reopening plans
New York Forward Loan Fund New loan fund
New York State General Coronavirus information
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