covid home bannerWe've compiled a list of useful resources for dancers with up-to-date information on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please let us know if you can suggest additional resources that might help others.

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NEW YORK CITY & STATE RESOURCES 

The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund of Canada are not just for actors; they support everyone in the entertainment industry, including IATSE members. Determine if you qualify for emergency assistance. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

New York State Department of Health
All non-essential workers are directed to work from home, and everyone is required to maintain a 6-foot distance in public. This page will provide you with up-to-date information on COVID-19 updates. Click here for up-to-date info from New York State Department of Health for COVID-19 related information. 

COVID-19 Services and Resources
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on New York City's workforce, the City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance. The information on this page will be updated regularly.

NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Unemployment Assistance
New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines. Visit the New York State Department of Labor website for more information. 

Unemployment Benefits and Health Insurance FAQs.
Click here for important info on unemployment claims guidelines for New York State.


CALIFORNIA RESOURCES

Special thanks to Jim Keith, The Movement Agency for this valuable information.

The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund of Canada are not just for actors; they support everyone in the entertainment industry, including IATSE members. Check here to determine if you qualify for emergency assistance.

Motion Picture Television Fund offers emergency financial assistance to qualified industry members, including IATSE.

Hollywood Support Staff COVID-19 Relief Fund - Los Angeles Survey

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) provide disaster funds for eligible SAG-AFTRA members.

Employment Development Department (EDD) offers expedited unemployment benefits to those in California's entertainment industry who have lost their job due to the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provides meals for families and children struggling with hunger in the community. They can provide assistance with meals or you can help to support those in need.

Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day. Find help or ways in which you can provide assistance.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles has created a Pandemic Relief Fund to support L.A. County's unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.

New, one-stop California state website: covid19.ca.gov

A4D Member Brandon Hudson suggested these resources:

https://www.californiansforthearts.org/covid19-resources

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-24/entertainment-industry-offers-string-of-funds-for-help

https://www.eifoundation.org

https://laedc.org/coronavirus/

https://meowwolf.com/articles/covid-19-resources-for-artis

https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/20/list-of-coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-relief-programs/#d8d7104e89dd

https://sfgov.org/entertainment/covid-19-coronavirus-updates

MORE VALUABLE RESOURCES FOR DANCERS

Information on emergency funds for artists all over the country.

The IRS has established steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

Caring for an ill or quarantined family member? You may qualify for Paid Family Leave (PFL).

If you're unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness or got sick on the job, you may qualify for paid sick leave, Disability Insurance, or Workers Compensation.

Here are some "call to action" links as well. 

Approve Emergency Measures to help SAG-AFTRA members financially survive Corona shutdown.

Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package. 

Congress must expand the Families First Act to protect the self-employed laterally impacted by COVID19.


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