COVID-19 Assistance & Guidance for Businesses

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As part of the City's commitment to spur economic growth, SBS has released The New Normal: Adapting Your Small Business Playbook, a handbook filled with tools, technologies, and strategies to help entrepreneurs stabilize their business, protect their staff and customers, and build and grow beyond the pandemic.

In conjunction with the playbook release, we are offering a multi-session workshop series run by business experts. Each session will cover topics from the playbook and will be accompanied by virtual classroom instruction and take-home exercises for business owners to maximize their learnings. Visit and search for "The New Normal" to sign up for an upcoming workshop series.

Have questions about reopening your business?

Check out our NYC Business Reopening Guide and NYC Restaurant Reopening Guide to find out when and how you can safely reopen your non-essential business.

If you have any questions, you can call our hotline: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).

You can also visit and search for "Reopening Guidelines" to sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn about State requirements, recommendations, and resources available to help businesses reopen in NYC.

Download our Reopening Guidelines Webinars flyer and share with other businesses.

View and download a copy of the presentation here:

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Free Face Coverings for Small Businesses & Their Employees

If you are a small business with fewer then 100 employees looking to secure free face coverings for your employees, find a distribution partner located near you.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Other Reopening Supplies Marketplace

If you would like to purchase additional masks or other non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the City has compiled a list of non-medical PPE manufacturers and suppliers. These companies are not endorsed by the City of New York.

Guidance for Business Owners and FAQs

Select a topic below for information to help you and your business, including tips to stay safe and prevent the spread of germs. This is a rapidly changing situation, visit the NYC Health website for up-to-date information, including FAQs for employers.

Additional Resources