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The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce wants to support our local businesses, community, and visitors to our area in preparing for and having the most up-to-date information possible about the Coronavirus. Here are some resources to help. As always, please call our office at (607) 547-9983 or e-mail office@cooperstownchamber.org with any questions or information you’d like us to share.

National & New York State Information

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

NYS Department of Health: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Otsego County COVID-19 Information Center: https://www.otsegocounty.com/departments/d-m/health_department/covid19.php

Village of Cooperstown Information

There is currently a local mask law in effect in the Village of Cooperstown, which requires masks to be worn on Main Street between Fair Street and Pine Boulevard, and on Pioneer Street from Lake to Church Streets. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Bassett Healthcare

Bassett Healthcare Network has a COVID-19 readiness workgroup that has been meeting weekly since the outbreak of respiratory disease by a novel (new) coronavirus, first detected in China, was declared a “public health emergency of international concern” January 30 of this year. In response to the outbreak and continued spread, Bassett’s coronavirus workgroup has instituted a number of precautionary measures and continues to educate staff, practitioners and patients, as well as monitor for symptoms and travel.

Bassett continues to closely monitor the current situation and guidelines from the CDC and NYS DOH, and adjust the network’s response as needed.

Bassett has a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 updates: https://www.bassett.org/covid-19 

They also have a COVID-19 hotline: 607-547-5555

More National & New York State Resources For Businesses

Governor Cuomo’s New York Forward Reopening Information:


New York Forward Loan Fund Information:

SBA Economic Disaster Loan & Paycheck Protection Program Resources:
Small Business Administration’s Small Business Guide & Loan Resources: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Paycheck Protection Program Information: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

CARES Resources:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CARES Act Small Business Guide: https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Businesses & Nonprofits Guide & Checklist: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/sites/default/files/C3_COVID_EmergencyLoanGuide.pdf

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act:

CARES Act Revolving Loan Fund: Available through the Mohawk Valley Rehabilitation Corporation to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the pandemic, up to $200,000:

More from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees
Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus
Customizable Workplace Flyer (Please open this file in the latest version of Chrome or Edge browser, or Adobe software, to customize.)
Response Toolkit (Includes shareable social media graphics.)


New York State Council of Nonprofits: https://www.nycon.org/resources/covid-19-resources-for-nonprofits

NYS Liquor Authority: https://sla.ny.gov/

IRS: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

Empire State Development: https://esd.ny.gov/esd-covid-19-related-resources

For manufacturers interested in helping local healthcare providers, please e-mail: COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov


Health Insurance

For more information, here are some resources you can contact:

Erik Jankowski, Benefit Specialists: 315.470.1930 / ejankowski@yourbsny.com

Cooperstown Chamber Paycheck Protection Program Webinars:

PPP Loan Forgiveness & Using the EZ Application
July 16th Webinar

PPP Flexibility Act Impacts My PPP How?
June 19th Webinar