Updates, Resources, and Business Opportunities for Supplying the Response
As an industry partnership housed at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, MaiiC is dedicated to keeping the industrial sectors up to date and equipped with news and resources to help your business during the COVID-19 crisis.
OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE for Covid-19 Affected Businesses
Guidance on Safe Operation
The State and Federal governments continue to issue guidance on how manufacturing and industrial businesses can safely reopen. The following resources cover mandatory and best practices related to physical distancing, protective equipment, hygiene and cleaning, communication, screening, and space configuration. Please regularly consult NYS re-opening phase guidelines for the latest information on which sectors are allowed to re-open.
- A general guide on reopening the state for residents, employees, and employers.
Each reopening business must develop a written Safety Plan to keep on site and available to NYS Department of Health in the event of an Inspection. Find a template for a safety plan here for manufacturing facilities.
NYC Vaccine Distribution
- Vaccine site locations for eligible New Yorkers: https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/
- Vaccine appointment phone number: 877-VAX-4NYC
- For groups eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine: nyc.gov/covidvaccinedistribution
- Eligibility Flyer: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-1b-flyer.pdf
- State eligibility guidelines: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/01/covid19guidanceforfacilitiesreceivingvaccine1.19.211046.pdf
NYC PPE and Reopening Supplies Marketplace
The NYC PPE and Reopening Supplies Marketplace provides a one stop shop for easy-to-access suppliers of (i) face masks and coverings, (ii) face shields, (iii) gloves, (iv) cleaning and disinfectant products, (v) physical enhancements and portable furniture, (vi) thermometers, (vii) heaters, (viii) and more.
If you are a supplier or manufacturer of any of these products, please fill out this form to have your business considered for the site.
Deloitte-SBS Handbook on Adapting to the ‘New Normal’
SBS and Deloitte have 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.
Recorded Webinar – Reducing Risk when Resuming Operations
ITAC and MaiiC hosted a Townhall on Reducing Risk When Resuming Operations in the COVID-19 environment. A group of panelists with expertise in workplace safety, facility systems, production operations and layout, and Lean and Six Sigma principles offered their insights.
Recorded Webinar – How to Maximize Employee Safety Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
AM&T and Upstate Safety Services have come together to synthesize the guidelines and requirements involved with operating your facility amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will help you make sense of the various publications and regulations surrounding this topic as New York State continues its path to recovery.
Business Opportunities to Supply the Covid-19 Response
Sell PPE and Reopening Supplies in the NYC Marketplace
The NYC PPE and Reopening Supplies Marketplace provides a one stop shop for easy-to-access suppliers of a variety of goods and services. If you are a manufacturer or supplier of any of the following products, please fill out this form to have your business considered for the site. These products include (i) face masks and coverings, (ii) face shields, (iii) gloves, (iv) cleaning and disinfectant products, (v) physical enhancements and portable furniture, (vi) thermometers, (vii) heaters and HVAC services, (viii) other goods and services related to Covid-19 business operations.
Recorded Webinar: How NYC’s Industrial Frontline is Pivoting to Meet Critical Supply Chain Needs
On May 13th, MaiiC hosted Ferrara Manufacturing and Port Morris Distillery, on a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their normal operations, how they identified new production opportunities and the resources that made pivoting possible, and ways they were able to connect to market demand.
Resources on How To Pivot to Make PPE/COVID-Related Items
Access an aggregated list of resources and high-level guidance on how to pivot your normal business operations to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or items need by essential businesses.
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19
Comprehensive Business Resources
Pratt Center’s Made in NYC program has compiled a comprehensive real-time website of funding, crisis planning, grants, workforce, and other resources for industrial companies.
Fair Share NYC application support for loans and grants
NYC Department of Small Business Services has a targeted campaign to connect small business owners to federal relief funds. Funds include the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan to help businesses keep their workforce employed, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and Advance, a grant of up to $10,000 for businesses in low-income communities.