Anne del Castillo
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
As we enter week five of the COVID-19 emergency in New York City, I am deeply grateful for your support and partnership as we navigate these unprecedented times. Please be assured that of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), along with the rest of City government, continues to do whatever we can to keep our media, entertainment and nightlife communities informed about the City’s response, available resources and opportunities to assist relief efforts.
This past weekend, Mayor de Blasio announced that New York City public schools shall remain closed through the end of the school year. New York State is on PAUSE through April 29. Accordingly, nonessential businesses shall remain closed and permitting activities shall remain suspended. Essential businesses are required to provide face coverings to employees who are in direct contact with customers or members of the public.
MOME continues to monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 situation on the industries we serve. Last week, we launched a survey of media and entertainment small businesses. Please encourage your networks to participate to ensure the broadest participation possible. The survey will remain open until April 23.
Earlier this week, the Office of Nightlife held two “Town Calls” for NYC’s nightlife community. We are grateful to our colleagues at the Mayor’s Office, NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, Small Business Administration (SBA) NY District Office, the NYC Hospitality Alliance and the Freelancers Union for lending their expertise and perspectives to the discussions.
Gregg W. Morris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org