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Special Message to NYSADA Members Concerning the Corona Virus

On March 22, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8, which mandates the closure of all non-essential businesses throughout the State, in an effort to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Accordingly, NYSADA headquarters along with SNYADS Services, The Group Insurance Trust, and Safety Group 430 Operations will be operating remotely or with a skeleton crew until further notice.

NYSADA Headquarters Details
Most of the NYSADA staff will continue to be accessible to serve our dealer members and will be working remotely during regular business hours. They will be checking voicemail, email and phone calls made to the office which will be forwarded to their mobile phones. Please visit NYSADA’s Coronavirus Resource Page to access to help navigate your business through this pandemic.


Please be guided as follows:
All NYS DMV offices have been closed but VERIFI will continue to be functioning on-line. Dealer repair shops, their supporting parts departments and body shops, have been deemed essential. As essential businesses, automotive repair shops are allowed to be fully staffed. Dealers should keep in mind the public health guidance that staff should maintain appropriate distancing, which is six feet from each other and from customers. Staff should also be reminded of the importance of thorough hand washing, for a minimum of twenty seconds.

REMOTE OR ELECTRONIC SALES OF VEHICLES AND IN-PERSON VEHICLE RETURN OR DELIVERY BY APPOINTMENT NOW ALLOWED IN NEW YORK. Details to this ruling are outlined in this letter. 

For the duration of our mandated-closure, management staff at NYSADA will be responding to telephone and email inquiries. Accordingly, feel free to call NYSADA 518-463-1148 and leave a voicemail message. Your call will be returned.

NYSADA will continue to update you during this time of crisis.

NYSADA STAFF      Call 518-463-1148

 

Bob Vancavage (President)
Phone ext.204
bob@nysada.com

 

        

Peter Marthy (Programs Manager)
Phone ext.206
peterm@nysada.com

 

   

Ed Richardson (Counsel)
Phone ext.210
ed@nysada.com

 

   

Laura Tymchyn (Titles & Registrations)
Phone ext.208
laura@nysada.com

 

Diane Danz (Comptroller)
Phone ext.202
Dianer@nysada.com

 

 

Jeff Scardino (Insurance Director)
Phone ext.321
jeff@nysada.com

 

 

Jen Cole (GIT Manager)
Phone ext.323
jenc@nysada.com

 

 

Lori Caraballo (SNYADS Services Mgr.)
Phone ext.318
lcaraballo@nysada.com

 

Diane Marsche (Asst. Comptroller)
Phone ext.209
Dianem@nysada.com

 

 

Caitlin Howley (Programs/Partering/Events)
Phone ext.326
caitlinh@nysada.com

 

 

Tierro Davis (SG430 Mgr.)
Phone ext.296
tierro@nysada.com

 

 

Christine Kolodich (Executive Asst.)
Phone ext.203
christine@nysada.com

 

Ken Kienzle (IT Diurector)
Phone ext.102
ken@nysada.com

 

 

Brian Albanese (Field Representative)
Phone ext.311
brian@nysada.com

 

 

Ellen Appelblatt (Field Representative)
516-286-2951
eellensue@yahoo.com

 

   

 

SNYADS SERVICES CAN HELP GET YOU SUPPLIES FOR CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Please make a note that we can get KN95 Masks – Disposable Masks- Gloves, and some cleaning supplies.

Contact Lori Caraballo or Ellen Appelblatt  for pricing.

Letter From Chairman Gino Barbuto and President Bob Vancavage

REMOTE OR ELECTRONIC SALES OF VEHICLES AND IN-PERSON VEHICLE RETURN OR DELIVERY BY APPOINTMENT NOW ALLOWED IN NEW YORK

Dear NYSADA Member,

            We are proud to announce a huge victory for our dealers.  The Empire State Development Corporation updated its “essential business” guidance this afternoon.  The guidance now lists the following as an “essential service”:  “automotive sales conducted remotely or electronically, with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment only.”

This is, without exaggeration, an enormous win.  NYSADA and the metro dealer associations have been working non-stop to craft an exemption under the essential business guidelines to allow dealers to do what they do best:  sell cars.  Countless calls and emails between the associations occurred.  A multitude of calls and emails were exchanged with Department of Motor Vehicles, the Governor’s office, and Empire State Development Cooperation.  The lockstep between all of New York’s dealer associations, and the show of unity between us, allowed us to successfully push for this exemption.  We learned today that Empire State Development has received 30,000 applications for essential business exemptions.  Granting this exemption, to our dealers as a whole, is nothing short of remarkable.

What, then, does this exemption allow?  Dealers may do the following:

Senate Passes Phase 3 Coronavirus Response

Late Wednesday night (3/25/2020), the Senate passed the nearly $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bill, known as Phase 3, is extremely beneficial for dealerships of all sizes and includes generous and unprecedented provisions to help provide liquidity for dealerships and to help businesses keep their employees on the payroll. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Senate measure tomorrow; and the President has pledged to sign the bill into law quickly. 

NADA advocated for provisions included in the Senate bill, such as new federal funding to cover operational and payroll expenses for small businesses through June 30, deferring payroll tax payments for employers, and other important tax relief. NADA continues to advocate for the broadest possible business relief to help dealerships continue in operations and retain employees. 

Click the button below to view the NADA preliminary summary of provisions of most interest to franchised dealers.

NYS DMV STATUS

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has released a memo Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 containing the following information:

Just wanted to let you know, DMV is open for business.  Starting today we’ll be serving issuing office customers by reservation only on the following dates in the following offices:

Today, March 18 - Peekskill, White Plains, Yonkers, West Haverstraw

March 19 - Bethpage, Garden City, Massapequa, Port Jefferson, Hauppauge, Huntington, Medford, Riverhead

March 20 - College Point, Jamaica, Springfield Gardens, Harlem, License Express, Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan- Greenwich Street, Brooklyn-Atlantic Center, Brooklyn-Coney Island, Bronx Registration Center, Bronx License Center, Richmond, Albany District Office, Syracuse, North Syracuse Our District Office.

VERIFI is operational – and will continue to function normally.  Vehicle Safety staff will be available to respond to dealer needs when necessary.  Automotive Facility Inspectors have been temporarily reassigned to assist with the Department of Health call center, but are available to address any dealer concerns on a case by case basis.   Our Partnering and Document Distribution Unit is staffed and available to assist your members.  And, I’m at my desk, so let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Check the DMV website (“Cancellations, closings and delays” page) for information about status of individual county clerk-run offices.

If DMV status changes, I will let you know. 

I trust you’re all heeding CDC/DOH guidance to avoid exposure.  Stay safe. 

Thanks,

Thomas Higgins
Deputy Commissioner for Compliance

How Garage Liability Coverage Will Be Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The New York State Department of Financial Services released a letter to all authorized property/casualty insurers concerning business interruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is related to coverage. Click the button below to read the letter that was released.

 

INSURANCE

The GIT provides members a variety of insurance programs including medical, dental, pediatric dental, vision, life, disability and Paid Family Leave.

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Services, Forms & Supplies

SNYADS Services division has been providing NYSADA members the highest quality merchandise, at great discounted prices. 

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Express Titling & Regs

3 Day Turnaround — Nobody Does it Faster! Application Paper Can Be Faxed or Emailed In — For Immediate processing

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Workers' Compensation

The Safety Group 430 Workers' Compensation program has provided a safe haven for its dealer members since 1949.

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