Wydysh Gives Info On Reopening as ‘Unpausing’ Accelerates, One Hundred Million Dollars in State Aid Available for Small Businesses

Becky Wydysh, Niagara County Legislature Chairman, gave a report today on what area businesses could expect in the upcoming days as the COVID-19 numbers in western New York continue their decension.

Wydysh cited Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on the latest data, “He reported that hospitalization rates in Erie County and western New York have hit their lowest numbers since April 1st.”

In calls with the Covid-19 Regional Control Group, Wydysh said, “We are on track to move onto phase 2 as early as June 2nd.”

More data on the decrease in hospitalizations along with a chart describing each phase as we reopen for business.

Additionally, the Chairman also shared information on a statewide small business loan program with 100 million dollars ready for reallocation. 

To qualify, you must:

  • Have a small business with 20 or fewer employees.
  • Be a landlord who has been impacted non-payment.
  • Be a non-profit organization.

Wydysh Said that this program is “designed to help businesses that did not receive a loan from the COVID-19 programs.”

To learn more: www.niagaracountybusiness.com