COVID-19 Information

Vital Links & Emergency Information

COVID-19 Application For Suspension Of Debt Collection Activity

    • Governor Cuomo and Attorney General James temporarily suspended state debt collection in response to coronavirus. The state will temporarily halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the State of New York and referred to the Office of the Attorney General for collection, for at least a 30-day period, in response to growing financial impairments resulting from the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.


Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency


    • Delays village elections statewide until the April 28 primary election.

    • 180-Day Instructional Requirement Temporarily Waived

    • School Districts Required to Submit Plans to the State Including Addressing Childcare and Meal Program Contingencies

    • Directs Nonessential State Workforce Statewide to Work from Home Starting March 17, 2020

    • Directs Local Governments to Reduce Workforce by 50 Percent and Allow Nonessential Employees to Work from Home


Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency


    • Events with 500 or More Individuals in Attendance to Be Cancelled or Postponed

    • Restaurants and bars will close for on premise service and move to take-out and delivery only effective 8 PM on March 16, 2020

    • Movie theaters, gyms and casinos will temporarily close effective 8 PM on March 16, 2020


SLA Guidance: Restrictions for Licensees in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak


Important Phone Numbers, E-mails and Links:

    • Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220
    • 24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065
    • NYS DOH website regarding Coronavirus:
    • E-mail address for NYC OEM that health care providers (PCP’s, FQHC’s, others) can use for supplies:


Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646-522-8477 or & cc

    • The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or cc