Community Alerts

Community Alerts 9.8.21

Sep 8, 2021
Community Alerts 9.8.21

Key to NYC Program Enforcement Begins 9.13.21

Enforcement of the Key to NYC program, which requires all indoor entertainment, indoor dining, and indoor fitness establishments to check proof of vaccination, begins Monday, September 13. Businesses that do not comply with this policy will be subject to fines. If you suspect someone is trying to use a fake record of vaccination, you can call 311 or file a complaint online. Establishments are also required to post this sign (or a similar sign following specific design requirements) in a visible place near the entrance(s) of their establishment. The Lincoln Square BID has received a number of these signs from the City, so if your establishment needs one, please contact us at (212) 581-3774.

NYC Department of Education Vaccinate Mandate

Effective Monday, September 27, all NYC Department of Education (DOE) employees and provider staff (including interns and volunteers) working in DOE schools are required to provide proof that they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read this FAQ for more information.

Eviction Moratorium Extended in New York

Governor Hochul has signed into law a new moratorium on COVID-related residential and commercial evictions for New York State which is in effect until Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Employers Must Implement Workplace Safety Plans for COVID-19

Governor Hochul has announced that the Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease. Employers can adopt a model safety plan as crafted by the New York State Department of Labor, or develop their own safety plan in compliance with HERO Act standards. Learn more here.

WE NYC's Master Money Conference 9.28.21

Learn how to secure outside funding and move beyond bootstrapping your business at WE NYC's Master Money Conference on Tuesday, September 28. This free virtual conference includes interactive workshops, an expert panel of funders from NYC institutions, and fireside chats with women entrepreneurs who have successfully secured funding for their small businesses. Learn more and register here.

Complete the Manhattan Arts Survey

Artists and arts organizations can still fill out Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer's Manhattan Arts Survey, an opportunity to share your experiences with relief, reopening, and recovery efforts. Share recommendations for how City resources can better support your work in the arts and your missions by Thursday, September 30.