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

Update on COVID-19 Rules

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Happy New Year from NYSADA!  It is fair to say that none of us will miss 2020, although the ramifications of 2020 will be felt throughout 2021.  The current surge of COVID-19 is expected to intensify through January, but we now have an effective weapon against the virus-vaccines.  December saw nearly 2.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the country, a number far below the federal goal of 20 million vaccinations by the end of December.  Just over 140,000 New Yorkers have received first doses with 1,148,450 first doses initially allocated.  First doses have been administered to healthcare personnel, nursing home residents, and other front-line workers, including EMS.  It is unclear at this point where dealer employees will be in line to receive a vaccine.  We have not reached the end of the tunnel yet, but we do see the light within the tunnel...

NYS Paid Sick Leave – What Employers Need to Do

By Susan F. Bartkowski, Esq. - NYSADA Partner, Bellavia Blatt PC

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By now, you are all aware of the requirements of NYS Labor Law Section 196-b which requires every employer to provide its employees with paid sick   leave.   While your policies meet or exceed the minimum requirements of this new statute, you do need to be aware of the accrual and carryover provisions...


Free At Home COVID Tests

Below are two links where you can get your free at home COVID-19 testing kits.


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