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Nassau business owners urged to fill out coronavirus survey

Posted at 9:19 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 09:19:21-04

NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. — Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is urging small businesses in her area to fill out a survey that will help measure the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis in the months to come.

Curran has convened an economic advisory council, which is gathering information from business owners so that when the county goes to the federal government for assistance, they’ll have tangible data on the outbreak’s economic impact.

“People are losing their jobs, they’re losing their paychecks,” Curran told PIX11’s Betty Nguyen on Tuesday. “There’s a huge personal and economic impact in this crisis and we want to make sure that we’re quantifying it so that we can be better prepared for when this is over and it’s time to rebuild.”

Business owners in Nassau County can go to Hofstra.edu/economicimpact to fill out the survey. Wednesday is the final day to participate.

PIX11 is also spotlighting local businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. To see some of these businesses, and submit a business to be featured, visit pix11.com/open.