Automobile Dealer's Guide to Sustaining Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic


When New York's economy reopened, dealerships large and small had many considerations and concerns on how to operate safely and effectively. Dealerships are navigating in an everchanging climate and we know there are questions. Based on best practices and expert recommendations, NYSADA is providing the following guidelines and suggestions to assist members in efforts to open your doors and support and protect employees and customers as you navigate this changing landscape.  Know that your the New York State Automobile Dealers Association is here for you and beside you every step of the way. We thank you for your support and encourage you to contact us if you need anything.

DISCLAIMER Please be advised that some or all of the information contained in this document may not be applicable to some businesses or places of work and may not include all information necessary for certain businesses and places of work. This document does not attempt to address any health, safety and other workplace requirements in place prior to the age of COVID-19. As COVID circumstances continue to evolve, so will the public health and safety recommendations and requirements, and as a result this document may not include all current governmental or health expert requirements and recommendations. We strongly advise that before implementing any of the practices and procedures contained herein, you carefully evaluate all and consult with your own legal counsel and other advisors regarding the legality, applicability and potential efficacy of this information in your place of business and to determine what if any other recommendations or requirements may apply to your business. NYSADA is not responsible for any circumstances arising out of, or related to, the adoption, or decision not to adopt, any of the practices or procedures contained in this guide.


COVID-19 News & Updates

This Week In Albany: Governor Under Pressure/ Dealership Employees Will Fall Under 1c for COVID-19 Vaccination

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This week in Albany, the rapidly-developing sexual harassment claims against the Governor dominated the news cycle. On Saturday, the New York Times published new allegations of sexual harassment from a former staffer to the Governor. Following a public back and forth with the Attorney General, the Governor has agreed to allow the Attorney General to operate an investigation into the Governor’s behavior. The Governor released a statement on Sunday apologizing for his behavior, and on Wednesday went on TV and apologized...

Vaccines - Dealership Employees Should Qualify Under Next Phase 1c

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The greatest weapons we currently have in the war against COVID-19 are vaccines. Distributing and administering the vaccines, however, is not an overnight process. Not only did vaccines have to be discovered, tested and approved, but vaccines also must be manufactured and administered.  As of this writing, a total of 27.3 million shots have been given throughout the country. In New York, 1.6 million shots have been provided or approximately 6.8 doses per 100 people. Both currently approved vaccines require two doses to be fully effective.  Very few individuals have received a second dose...


Free At Home COVID Tests

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Recent COVID-19 Webinars


Weekly Legal Update and COVID Discussion





Representatives from NYSADA's Hotline Legal Partners co-host our weekly discussion on the latest State and CDC guidance, OSHA ETS, vaccine coverage, masking protocols, paid leave requirements.

Presented by:
LaBonte Law Group and the Law Office of Susan Bartkowski, PC