As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation progresses, the ESSAE staff has moved to a remote setting. We are still available for you! You can reach us at the following numbers and of course, you can always email us! 

Vanessa LaClair, CAE, CMP, Executive Director | Direct Line (518) 313-7167 | Email: [email protected]

Update on ESSAE In-Person Events

To the ESSAE Members & Community: Though the Coronavirus crisis has made for unsettling times, each day we learn more and create plans to move forward. Like you, we’re following advice and guidelines from our partners at ASAE, the CDC, and the New York governor’s office surrounding precautionary measures. The health and wellbeing of our staff, attendees, partners, and community comes first, which is why we’ve decided to postpone all upcoming in-person events until further notice. [MORE]

Preparing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner with our members and the greater association community. The following resources are designed to streamline the flood of COVID-19 Coronavirus information circulating and offer tips to help you and your association move forward in this changing business environment. ESSAE will continue to update the information on this page accordingly.

Effective June 25, 2020: Tri-State Advisory Will Use Uniform Parameters and Messaging Across the Three States

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont today announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. This quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.  

Virtual Event / Conference Resources

  • The Virtual Conferences Report: This comprehensive report is designed for decision-makers who want leading-edge knowledge to support their strategic planning for virtual events. It is equally valuable to vendors who serve or aim to serve the events and meetings industry. The Virtual Conferences Report will help you:

Governance / Legal / Non-Profits

NYS Forward Resources

Government Resources

Industry Resources

Small Business Resources

NY State of Health - The Official Health Plan Marketplace

Empire State Development

New York State Department of Labor

Paid sick and family leave

Mental Health

For Your Team

If you have any questions or would like to share what your organization is doing, please contact us at [email protected].