For up-to-date information on the City's response to COVID-19, health and safety, business and employment resources, medical, food, rent, financial or other assistance call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) or text COVID to 692-692 for updates and information; Text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.
The Key to NYC rules are suspended.
NYC Business Reopening Hotline: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692)
NYC Business Quick Start Intiative is an interagency effort led by the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to cut red tape and position NYC as the most business-friendly large city in which to open or reopen a business.
Open Culture NYC, launched in partnership with Citywide Events Coordination and Management/Street Activity Permit Office, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and MOME, will permit outdoor cultural performances on designated city streets this spring. Arts and cultural institutions, as well as entertainment venues, can secure a permit for single day, socially distanced performances at over 200 street locations throughout all five boroughs.
Visit the NYC Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management’s Cultural Events Portal for information about the Open Culture Program, open spaces to host events, and applications for outdoor permits.
MEND NYC is a new citywide initiative that provides free mediation and conflict resolution services to address a number of neighborhood disputes that impact New Yorkers every day. This program is an opportunity to create direct communication and compromise, establishing respectful and ongoing relationships that help New Yorkers co-exist peacefully in their communities while ensuring that small businesses thrive.
NYC X Design Corps Network, offers restaurants free consultation from design professionals who can help answer questions about improving dining area, space layout, and adapting to the outdoor dining guidelines.
Commercial Lease Assistance Program
If your business needs help with a commercial lease issue in New York City, you may be eligible for free legal services.
NYC Care, offers free or low-cost healthcare for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. Employers are a key partner in helping employees stay healthy and safe. Download the workplace tool kit here to help spread the word about NYC Care in your networks.
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