Coronavirus Information

Lawyers Alliance provides legal assistance and information to strengthen nonprofits that are providing critical human and social services throughout New York City during this unusual time.  We seek to help organizations whose operations are being impacted by the coronavirus as well as those who are participating in the preparation and response efforts.

We will be updating and supplementing this webpage as the coronavirus situation evolves and is better understood in order to help the nonprofit sector and those it serves.


Coping with COVID: The Latest on Employer Obligations and Best Practices, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lawyers Alliance Legal Alerts

Bylaws and Governance

Expediting Nonprofit Governance During the Coronavirus Emergency (updated October 15, 2021)

Frequently Asked Questions: Virtual Board Meetings (updated October 15, 2021)

IRS and Charities Bureau Extend Filing and Payment Deadlines (April 28, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions: Providing Disaster Relief During the COVID Crisis (April 6, 2020)


Conquering Contracts During the Coronavirus Pandemic FAQs (June 9, 2020)

COVID-19 and Insurance Coverage Considerations for Nonprofits (April 21, 2020)

Contract Considerations for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus Outbreak (March 16, 2020)

Employment and Volunteer Management

COVID-19 FAQs for Nonprofits (updated January 18, 2022)

New York State HERO Act Mandates Employer Action (updated September 8, 2021)

Compliance with Federal, State, and City COVID-19 Leave Laws (updated March 30, 2021)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Exemptions (updated August 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Return to Work FAQ for Employers (June 29, 2020)

Running an Internship Program During the COVID-19 Crisis (June 2, 2020)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know (April 3, 2020)

COVID-19 FAQs for Employers (April 2, 2020)

Coronavirus Update: Only Essential Employees May Work Onsite (March 23, 2020)

Protecting Your Nonprofit from COVID-19 (March 10, 2020)


Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations: Opportunities and Risks (April 16, 2020)

Government and Private Aid Available to Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief (April 1, 2020)

Information Technology and Data Privacy

Youth Protection and Liability Concerns in Remote Learning During COVID-19 Health Emergency (May 14, 2020)

Loans and Relief

Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Relevant to Nonprofits (March 30, 2021)

Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the CAA) Relevant to Nonprofits (updated January 27, 2021)

New Loans and Loan Forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (updated January 27, 2021)

Paycheck Protection Program Under the Historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Signed into Law on March 27 (March 30, 2020)

Program Priority Areas

COVID-19: Updates and Resources for Healthcare Organizations (April 28, 2020)

In addition, we refer you to Lawyers Alliance's Resources section for Legal Alerts on ongoing and general topics, such as Employment and Volunteer Management (e.g., Furloughs) and Lobbying and Political Activity Regulation (e.g., Election Season Compliance).

Recorded Webinars

CARES Act Loan Guidance and Next Steps for Nonprofits presented by Akerman LLP

Contract Considerations for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Guidance on Commercial Leases During the Pandemic

Responding to COVID-19: Reducing Your Workforce

Government and Regulatory Resources

Resources from Nonprofit Capacity Builders

Other Disaster Relief Information

Visit our Disaster Relief webpage for information to help nonprofits impacted by, or helping others affected by, natural and manmade disasters and other tragedies.

When nonprofits are victims or responders to disasters or crises affecting New Yorkers, Lawyers Alliance stands ready to provide immediate assistance through telephone consultations, emergency trainings, and outreach to help nonprofits keep pace with emerging legal issues.

For more information:
Call (212) 219-1800 or contact