Essex County Industrial Development Agency

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Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

(updated May 30, 2020)


COVID Financial Assistance

Federal, State and Regional Loans & Grants


Webinars & Training

May 11, 2020 SBA PPP & EIDL Presentation

NC Chamber Back to Business Presentation

May 28, 2020 8AM Chemical Training (NC Chamber)

May 29, 2020 1PM Salon Industry COVID Training (NC Chamber)

May 29, 2020 2PM Reopening Nonprofit Businesses (Adirondack Foundation)

June 3, 2020 10AM Camping Training (NC Chamber)

June 3, 2020 3PM Office Training (NC Chamber)



ROOST Business Marketing Toolkit


Health & Safety

Industries Reopening by Phase

Business Re-opening Lookup Tool By Region

Regional Monitoring Dashboard

Metrics To Guide NY Re-Opening

CDC Preparing Your Business & Employees

NY Forward Plan

North Country PPE Suppliers


Phase 1 Businesses

New York Forward Business Affirmation

Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Checklist

Phase 1 - Construction Industry Guidelines

Phase 1- Non Food Related Agriculture Industry Guidelines

Phase 1 - Forestry Industry Guidelines

Phase 1 - Commercial Fishing Services and For - Hire Vessels Industry Guidelines

Phase 1 - Curbside and In-Store Pickup Retail Industry Guidelines

Phase 1 - Manufacturing Industry Guidelines

Phase 1 - Wholesale Trade Industry Guidelines


Phase 2 Businesses

New York Forward Business Affirmation

Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Checklist

Phase 2 - Office Industry Guidelines

Phase 2 - Retail Industry Guidelines

Phase 2 - Retail Rental, Repair & Cleaning Industry Guidelines

Phase 2 - Real Estate/Rental & Leasing Industry Guidelines

Phase 2 - Commercial Building Management Industry Guidelines

Phase 2 - Vehicle Sales, Leasing & Rental Industry Guidelines

Phase 2 - Hair Salons & Barbershop Industry Guidelines


Additional Business Assistance

Essential Business List/Executive Orders

Small Business Development Center

NYS Department of Labor

NYS Empire State Development 

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

U.S. Department of Agriculture

US Department of Commerce

National Grid




One Work Source

Restaurant Strong Fund





“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).”

Meeting Notice

Essex County IDA Board of Directors Special Meeting, May 26, 2020 at 9:00AM. The purpose of this special Essex County IDA board meeting is to discuss, and review loan applications received for the emergency COVID-19 program and any and all other business to come before the board. Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and state and federal bans on large meetings or gatherings and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s executive order 220.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the open meetings law, the Essex County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), the special board meeting scheduled for TuesdayMay 26, 2020 at 9:00AM will be held electronically via conference call instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person.  Members of the public may call into the meeting by calling 1-669-224-3412 code 760-118-965. Board meeting minutes when transcribed will be posted to the IDA website.