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The latest on the COVID-19 outbreak

It is important to PIA that you are updated on developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak regularly.

To find the latest information about COVID-19, please review this news posting daily. Postings include topics such as:

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Latest news about COVID-19 in New York:

Business & Compliance:

April 2: Looking for more information on paid medical, family and sick leave? PIA members can access QS91012FFCRA paid medical and family leave, and QS91013Additional information about paid medical, family and sick leave questions in the PIA QuickSource library.

April 2: Start applying for a Paycheck Protection Program loan Friday, April 3

April 1: How to prepare for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan

March 29: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo announces NYS on Pause functions extended for the next two weeks

March 27: President signs federal stimulus package; includes loans for small businesses

March 26: Who qualifies for paid leave under the new coronavirus law

March 25: New York Senate introduces COVID-19-related bills

March 23: Treasury, IRS, and Labor announce tax credits for small- and mid-sized businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave

March 23: Mass. governor orders all nonessential businesses to cease in-person operation, directs the Department of Public Health to issue stay-at-home advisory for two weeks

March 20: Gov. Cuomo issues guidance on essential services under the ’New York State on PAUSE’ executive order

March 20: Governors from Conn., N.J., N.Y., and Pa., advocate for federal assistance for residents and businesses

March 20: Update on New York: Gov. Cuomo press conference

March 20: U.S. Treasury extends tax-filing deadline for taxpayers and businesses

March 20: Gov. Cuomo orders personal care facilities to close

March 19: Gov. Cuomo signs executive order mandating businesses that require in-office personnel to decrease in-office workforce by 75%

March 19: Paid sick leave signed by president

March 18: Gov. Cuomo signs bill to guanrantee paid leave for New Yorkers under mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to COVID-19

March 18: Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days

March 18: Pennsylvania joins New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s regional coalition to combat COVID-19

March 17: Statement from Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa regarding blanket quarantine or ’shelter in place’ policies

March 17: Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General James temporarily suspend state debt collection in response to coronavirus

March 17: Gov. Cuomo announces three-way agreement with Legislature on paid sick leave bill to provide immediate assistance to New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19

March 17: N.Y. cyber security certification of compliance filing deadline extended to May 30 due to COVID-19

March 16: New York state waiving seven-day waiting period for unemployment insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to coronavirus closures or quarantines

March 16: Amid lack of federal direction, Gov. Cuomo, Gov. Murphy, and Gov. Lamont announce regional approach to combatting COVID-19

March 13: Cuomo, lawmakers negotiate paid sick leave for coronavirus quarantines

March 12: Gov. Cuomo issues mass gathering regulations; events with 500 of more individuals in attendance to be canceled or postponed

March 10: Gov. Cuomo asks New York state Comptroller Tom Dinapoli to revisit revenue projections in light of market impact of novel coronavirus.

March 10: Utica National offers coronavirus guidance for employers, and educational institutions

March 3: Endorsements: COVID-19 risk management

Insurance Industry:

April 6: DFS issues new guidance for producers on delivery of required notices to clients

April 3: Travelers’ ’Distribution Support Plan’ to provide financial assistance to agents and brokers

April 2: Insurance producers required to provide notice to policyholders by April 13, 2020

April 1: NYSIF issues bulletins for entertainment, hospitality, personal care, and childcare industries.

March 31: PIA National proposes COVID-19 recovery fund

March 31: Gov. Cuomo issues executive order modifying Insurance Law

March 30: DFS takes action for consumers and small businesses facing financial hardship during COVID-19

March 30: Legislation introduced in N.Y. Assembly would mandate COVID-19 coverage

March 30: ELANY bulletin: Relief for excess line brokers

March 27: PIA National statement on House passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 27: PIA National statement on Senate passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 25: DFS extends continuing-education filing deadline

March 24: DFS issues new emergency regulation requiring New York regulated financial institutions to provide financial relief to New Yorkers demonstrating financial hardship from COVID-19 pandemic

March 23: Attention NYSIF restaurant policyholders

March 20: DFS announces insurance regulatory relief

March 20: Utica National offers advices on the COVID-19 pandemic: How agents and producers should respond to coverage questions

March 20: Insurance agencies exempt from workforce reduction executive order

March 19: Even during challenging times, we are committed to our members

March 19: DFS issues circular letter urging consumer support from insurers

March 19: Guidance to DFS regulated insurance entities regarding support for consumers and businesses impacted COVID-19

March 17: NYDFS FAQ: The novel coronavirus and business interruption insurance

March 17: Department of Financial Services adopts new emergency regulation requiring insurance companies to waive cost-sharing for in-network telehealth visits

March 16: N.Y. State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services announce special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers, as novel coronavirus cases climb

March 14: During coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo announces Department of Financial Services will require insurance companies to waive co-payments for tele-health visits

March 13: DFS adopts emergency regulation directing health insurers to waive cost-sharing for novel coronavirus testing

March 12: COVID-19 and what it means to you (PIA QuickSource document)

March 12: Insurers impacted by coronavirus twice over

March 9: Coronavirus will cost businesses billions. Insurance may not help.

March 6: N.Y. travel insurance to cover coronavirus in ’cancel for any reason’ policies, Gov. Cuomo says

March 6: Update from PIA: COVID-19 outbreak

March 2: Gov. Cuomo announces new directive requiring New York insurers to waive cost-sharing for coronavirus testing

Feb. 4: Many coverage exclusions with coronavirus

General Information:

April 7: COVID-19 update from Department of Health

April 5: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo announces federal government is deploying approximately 1,000 personnel to New York state

April 4: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo announces 1,000 ventilators donated to New York state

April 3: Attorney General James orders 78 transport providers to immediately stop endangering New Yorkers

March 28: Gov. Cuomo postpones presidential primary and special elections in response to pandemic

March 27: Attention NYSIF retail policyholders

March 23: DMV and COVID-19

March 22: Attorney General James calls for automatic absentee voting in N.Y. presidential primary

March 22: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo accepts recommendation of Army Corps of Engineers for four temporary hospital sites in New York

March 18: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo announces deployment of 1,000-bed hospital ship, ’USNS Comfort’ to New York Harbor

March 17: Congress begins to address COVID-19 pandemic

March 17: One dangerous coronavirus "self-check test" is circulating on social media. Here’s why you should avoid it.

March 16: Gov. Cuomo signs executive order closing schools statewide for two weeks

March 16: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo issues executive order delaying village elections statewide until April 28 primary

March 16: During coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo issues executive order allowing state to increase hospital capacity

March 15: Gov. Cuomo announces all New York City, Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau public schools will close this week to limit spread of COVID-19

March 14: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo signs executive order temporarily modifying election procedures to reduce spread of coronavirus

March 13: Trump declares a national emergency in response to coronavirus

March 13: U.S. House plans to vote on virus bill soon

March 13: Federal government’s response to coronavirus, COVID-19

March 11: Gov. Cuomo announces New York state will contract with 28 private labs to increase coronavirus testing capacity

March 11: COVID-19 is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization says

March 10: Gov. Cuomo deploys National Guard to aid with two-week shut down of New Rochelle area.

March 9: At novel coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo announces state will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to New Yorkers free of charge

March 8: After tour of Northwell labs, Gov. Cuomo announces FDA approval for Northwell to test novel coronavirus

March 7: Gov. Cuomo declares state of emergency in New York state re: coronavirus

March 6: Statement from New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker

March 4: At coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo announces SUNY and CUNY study abroad programs in China, Italy, Japan, Iran, South Korea suspeneded, effective immediately in response to novel coronavirus concerns

March 3: During coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo signs $40 million emergency management authorization for coronavirus response

March 1: Gov. Cuomo issues statement regarding novel coronavirus in New York

Feb. 4: Gov. Cuomo issues update on novel coronavirus

Webinars & Videos:

April 7: The Break: Business Interruption

April 7: The Break: New York Moratorium

April 2: The Break: Paycheck Protection Loan

April 1: The Break: Paid Medical and Family Leave

April 1: PIA Northeast Director of Government & Industry Affairs Bradford J. Lachut, Esq., to lead PIA webinar, Coronavirus and Commercial Coverage on Monday, April 13, and Wednesday, May 6, from 10-11 a.m.

March 31: The Break: PIA explains what small businesses need to know about the federal stimulus

March 23: Did you miss the free-to-PIA-members Webinar: Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Right Now? You can access it on-demand now.

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