• Last updated March 31st, 2020. Have a resource you want to share? Please email andrea@nycworker.coop with subject title “COVID-19 Resource.”

Co-op Resources

“Preparing for the COVID-19 Virus as a Worker Co-op” Webinar | Presentation, English Audio, English Notes

COVID-19 Co-op Update | Wegnars CPA, March 25 2020

Stay tuned for more NYC NOWC resources

Health & Safety

Free Safety Planning Consultation | Occupational Safety & Health Trainer Christina Fox is offering free consultations on job hazard analyses and safety planning. This is a resource for cooperatives and workers who still have to go out and do essential work right now. To schedule a consultation, please email them at christina@nycworker.coop

Up to Date Information from NYC Health

Interim Guidance for Business and Employers | Center for Disease Control

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 | OSHA


Recommend: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) | Requirements | Sample Application | The PPP is a program that is committed to helping employers retain employees through this crisis.  The program provides 100% federally-guaranteed loans up to $10 million dollars and is partially forgivable if used for specific expenses (See list).  The program will be retroactive back to February 15, 2020, to cover the impact of workers who may have already been laid off and can now be re-hired.

Recommend: Cooperative Development Foundation Disaster Fund | The Disaster Recovery Fund helps cooperatives and cooperators get back on their feet after disasters or other emergency hardship situations.

Recommend: NYC Employee Retention Grant Program | NYC Small Business Services (While it’s still unclear if all cooperatives are eligible, we recommend all co-ops apply so we can demonstrate need in our advocacy efforts.)

Corona Virus Care Fund | established by the National Domestic Workers Alliance to provide emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies and house cleaners to support them in staying safe and staying home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and to care for themselves and their families.

COVID-19 NYC Black Folk Mutual Aid Fund| Organized by Black Youth Project 100, DecrimNY, Black Alliance for Justice Immigration


Recommend: Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan| Requirements | US Small Business Association (Loans up to $25,000 without collateral with payments differed for a year with an incredibly low interest rate.)

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund | NYC Small Business Services

Emergency Loan Fund | Shared Capital Cooperative| Is your co-op facing challenges due to COVID-19 business disruption or closure? Shared Capital is offering emergency loans to cooperatives.

Cooperative Fund of New England | COVID-19 Co-op Emergency Fund & Resources | The Cooperative Fund of New England is making available a $1M Emergency Cooperative Enterprise Relief Loan Fund for cooperatives in New England and parts of New York State who are seeing a dramatic loss of customers and revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also offering a 60-day suspension of payments to our borrowers that are at highest risk and greatest need. If your co-op is struggling as a result of the pandemic, please reach out to us. To support the fund, donate here or request a prospectus.

Digital Support

15% Solidarity Discount on IT and Tech Services | Offering for Coops from CoLAB

Free Domain Hosting for Cooperative Online Business | Offering from CoLAB

Working, Gathering, and Teaching Online | Resource from Freelance Artist Resources Page

Free Consultation to Transition to Remote Work | Offering to Coops from CoLab

Free Consultation TESA Collective | Fill out form on “Turning your in-person trainings into virtual trainings: 6 tips & tools in the age of the coronavirus”

Leading Groups Online Free E-book | Guide to leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic. Check out more tools on Training for Change

Industry Specific

Resources for Domestic Workers during Corona Virus | National Domestic Workers Alliance

Other Resources

Mutual Aid NYC | for local emergency support & opportunities to volunteer

Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak | Database of Mutual Aid Projects, Funds, Messaging across United States

COVID Emergency Fund | New Economy Coalition

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