The recent JFK General Managers meeting was held
virtually via video. Port staff and agency heads gave reports
as if we were in the Buiding 14 conference room. The bigger
difference is the state of affairs due to the Covid 19 virus.
This virulent virus has upended our world. However, Port
has made it clear that it is moving forward to adjust to our
new world as well as utilizing new technologies for a path
forward. Although JFK Airport has suffered, the air cargo
business is bringing in medical products that will save
lives, and also bring much needed cargo business to many
companies throughout the airport. This is tough for all of us.
It is time to band together, support each other when we can,
and take the time to look at our businesses and our lives to
make sure we are making the best of both. Stay well. Stay
Condolences to the workersof our community who have
lost family and friends from this hideous illness. We also hold
hope for those who are in duress and fighting for recovery.
6 AIRPORT VOICE, MAY 2020
May Community Updates &
Covid-19 Related Information
Face Masks Mandatory per Port Authority
As of 8pm Aril 15, all essential workers at the airports coming
face-to-face with other must wear a protective facemask.
Meetings are now Virtual
Port Authority and all airport organizations are not holding
public meetings. Check with your event contact for details.
Meeting will be on Webex or call-in.
JFJ REDEVELOPMENT INFORMATION
The Jamaica Community information Center is closed to
physical visits. Hours by phone are M-F, 9am-5pm. Call
(718)244-3834 Email: JFKRedevelopment@panynj.gov
KEEP up to date. Visit www.anewjfk.com for Virtual
meetings, seminars and announcements.
Help for Job Seekers
Council for Airport Opportunity. CAO has drafted a
COVID-19 resource page with helpful information for individuals
that have been negatively impacted by the virus.
Please visit: https://www.caonynj.com/news-2/.
The Airport Services Development offi ce (ASDO) is
holding virtual seminars for business opportunities at the
airports. Regularly check these websites for Development
Community Offi ces webinars and information. http://
Port Authority web addresses for redevelopment:
NYC Covid information
Center for Disease Control
Guidance and General Information
Financial Assistance Programs
Employee retention, Biz continuity
1-NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue.
businesses with one to four employees with at least a 25% decrease in
revenue as a result of COVID-19. Apply here:
2-PPP- Payroll Protection Program
3-SBA Disaster Loan Assistance-PPP program
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during
the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
“Heros Fund” proposed
We hope you can join us at our “First Responder Friday Breakfast”
event this Friday, May 1st from 7:00am to 10:00am at the Station Plaza
Coffee Shop next to the Mineola train station.
Flyer attached/Press release here: http://globalfi rstresponders.org/
uncategorized/global-foundation-for-fi rst-responders-to-host-fi rst-responder
Events Postponed, Rescheduled/TBD
April 1, Bishop Wright Luncheon CANCELLED due to
March 26, JFK Air Cargo EXPO postponed. Tentative
reschedule June 25. www.aircargo.net
Kaamco Cargo May meeting likely cancelled.
KAAMCO Convention, Panama. POSTPONED due to
travel restrictions. Re-schedule TBD.
April 23, Cradle of Aviation Count down to Apollo 50
postponed. Reschedule TBD. Museum closed until further
May 13, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation
(RDRC) 34th Annual Gala Postponed. Reschedule
Vaughn College Scholarship Celebration Luncheon that
was scheduled to take place this Friday, April 17th at
The TWA Hotel will be rescheduled during the Fall Semester.
June 4, LIIEA
Golf Outing &
June 10th Global
Elite 1st Responders.
Garden City Country
August 3, JFK
Rotary Golf & Spa,
August 20, Dan
JFK Air Cargo Association,
IMPORTANT ALERTS SIGN-UPS/UPDATES
Port Authority Airports, Transportation Alerts.
Daily news updates NYS Department of Health.
Bookmark and access daily for all the news and alerts.
NYC Small Business Relief Sign-Up -PPP
U.S. SBA assistance
Governor Cuomo Media Page Sign-Up.
Format, fi rst name, then email.
Important websites for updated information
- Center for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov/
- National Institute of Health (NIH): https://www1.nyc.gov/site/
- NYC Department of health: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/
- IATA link to Government Measures Related to Coronavirus
- World Health Organization (WHO) website.