Here is a link to the latest Information from Empire State Development in the form of an FAQ fact sheet regarding "Essential" business!
UPDATE: Guidance for “essential” businesses has been updated on the ESD website and includes additional exempt industries:
REMINDER: If your business is part of an exempt industry/function on the essential list then you do NOT have to submit an application.
REMINDER: Even if your business is deemed essential, please take all practical steps to reduce density by allowing remote working and implementing social distancing.
REMINDER: To help keep up with the quickly changing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, below are some important resources related to the economic impacts for businesses and workers…
Below is the main NYS page for all COVID-19 information:
From Livingston County Government Officials
The Livingston County Health Department has a special page dedicated specifically to COVID-19 with up-to-date information and resources.
ADVISORY: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IMPLEMENTS A FILING SYSTEM AND EXTENDS HOURS TO ADDRESS THE INFLUX OF UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS AND MAKE PROCESS MORE EFFICIENT FOR CLAIMANTS ~ update as of 12:15pm on 3/18/2020 from NYS DOL
Providing Unemployment Insurance benefits is DOL’s number one priority and everyone who is entitled to UI benefits will receive them in a timely manner. To that end we are implementing a new more efficient filing system based on the first letter of the applicants last name (alphabetical order). Here is the step-by-step process for filing;
A - F : Monday
G – N : Tuesday
O – Z : Wednesday
Missed your day : Thursday and Friday
Filing later in the week will not delay payments or affect the date of an individual’s claim, since all claims are effective on the Monday of the week in which they are filed.
We are also extending filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday 8 am to 7:30 pm.
Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Saturday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm.
At this time, our staff is conducting business remotely and we are hard at work figuring out how to best serve our businesses and our community during this time. When you call the office you’ll get an auto-attendant which will connect you with the team member remotely (585) 243-2222.