Coronavirus Updates

May 26, 2021

Coronavirus Update

Resource Links and Information


Resources for PPE equipment

Dave's All Seasons Stores - 2675 Union Rd Cheektowaga NY & 1460 French Rd Depew NY

2615 Walden Ave. Cheektowaga NY 14225

Gordon Companies Inc., 85 Innsbruck Drive, Cheektowaga NY  14227

Cleaning Services

Green Genie – ( 75 Ludwig Ave #200, Cheektowaga NY 14227

New Heitz Site Services - 8644 Buffalo Ave Niagara Falls, NY 14304

REALTOR Team Store

List of County Health Departments

NYS Department of Health

Here are some Helpful Links to help independent contractors who are filing for unemployment insurance including weekly estimate calculator, FAQ's, and a sample online application as well as a resource guide.

Benefit Rate Calculator

Unemployment Insurance FAQ

Self Employed UI Guide

Resource Guide  

Here is the PDF of FAQ's regarding the Paycheck Protection Program!

Link to the CARES ACT FAQ Document

NAR: Relief is on the way!

Congress Clears Coronavirus Rescue Bill Filled with REALTOR® Benefits

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package on Friday that has been sent to President Donald Trump for his signature, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

The bill contains numerous benefits for REALTORS®, which include unemployment eligibility for the self-employed and independent contractors; unprecedented aid for small businesses; and a delay in business payroll tax payments.

To read the entire NAR email in your browser, click here.

Link to the Unemployment Page for the Department of Labor

Here is the link to NYSAR's legal counsel Anthony Gatto's FAQ as it relates to Governor Cuomo's ExecutiveOrder this FAQ will be updated often, so please check it frequently. Our Leadership team is committed to communicating accurate and timely information.  As of this morning there are no scheduled calls with NYSAR, this is the latest information.  thank you, be safe and practice the CDC safety guidelines

Please check for a new update from NYSAR. As of 8:00pm March 22, 2020, an Executive Order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, restricts real estate licensees from working outside of their home.

Also, we are working with the Land Title, mortgage bankers/brokers and REBNY to have the Governor to add real estate closings to the list of essential services.  Please check the website often for updates.

The NYS Department of State (DOS) License Renewals -

Effective March 27, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 202.11, any license issued by the Division of Licensing Services or New York State Athletic Commission, that expires after that date, shall remain in effect until May 27, 2021. Further, the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, has advised that appraisers within New York have been granted a 90-day deferment for meeting continuing education requirements. Any license holder that is eligible to renew and does not need the extension is encouraged to do so; all other license holders may rely on the above extensions. Please note licensees who submit a renewal after the expiration date printed on their license but by May 16, 2021 will see a change in their license term dates upon renewal, however, our office will maintain a record of the EO extension and your license will considered continuous licensure for this period.

Continuing Education Extension - If a licensee’s license expired on or before March 26 and they could not complete their continuing education due to a hardship, then they can submit a request to and request an extension to complete their continuing education.  There is NO waiver of the continuing education requirement.  If the licensee is granted an extension then they have six months to complete their continuing education and return it to the Department with the extension letter they receive.

Visit the Licensing webpage for updates and guidance at

Erie County, New York

State of New York

New York State Association of REALTORS

National Association of REALTORS, Coronavirus Emergency Legislation


NYSAR Legal Line – NYSAR has prepared an information piece with guidance on Open Houses and Showings. Please review if you have not done so already.

NAR's Coronavirus Resource Page updated regularly - Click Here! 

This is a PDF/Downloadable version of the above page