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Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least May 3

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 … Read More

Coronavirus: How to get your $1,200 out of the 2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Photo credit: Andy Dean The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most … Read More

Coronavirus: How to get a free COVID-19 test in New York City

Photo credit: Michael Jung Free appointment-only COVID-19 testing is available in New York City across 10 acute-care hospitals, seven Gotham Health community-based health centers, and 4 drive-thru test sites. Testing—available by appointment only—will help keep people seeking testing out of … Read More

Coronavirus: How to keep money coming during the COVID-19 crisis

Photo Credit: Denis Vermenko You can keep money coming during the Coronavirus crisis by filing for unemployment insurance. What is Unemployment Insurance? Unemployment insurance (also known as UI) is a program that provides temporary cash benefits to employees who lose … Read More

Coronavirus: How parents can help with children’s online learning

Photo credit: seanlockephotography Remote learning for all New York City public schools’ students K-12 starts on Monday, March 23, 2020. The New York City Department of Education has created a remote learning portal to support students and teachers. The portal … Read More

Coronavirus: Beginning March 22 at 8 p.m., you must stay home unless you are an essential worker

Photo credit: PhPhoto On March 20, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone. The executive order includes a new directive that all non-essential businesses … Read More

Coronavirus: Mayor de Blasio issues new guidance to New Yorkers

Photo Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office Mayor de Blasio today issued updated COVID-19 guidance to New Yorkers, pursuant to new State regulations. New Guidance for New Yorkers Effective Sunday, March 22nd, at 8:00 PM, all non-essential businesses in New York … Read More

Coronavirus: If you have been a victim of price gouging, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection has your back!

The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) adopted, an emergency rule prohibiting price gouging of certain personal and household goods and services after receiving hundreds of complaints over the past two weeks. The new Rule is in effect since … Read More

Harlemites seem unbothered by the Coronavirus but some businesses are feeling the heat!

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell If you listen to many Harlemites, you will think that the Coronavirus has not made it to New York City yet. They are going about their lives as usual and don’t feel concerned at all. But … Read More

Coronavirus: NYC Small Business Services releases new Guidance for Business Owners

The New York City Small Business Services released on March 14, 2020, a new Guidance for Business Owners to help them deal with the Coronavirus crisis General Good Practices • Have a contingency plan in place. Gather employee and supplier … Read More

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