COVID-19 Industry Updates

Check back regularly for important industry updates on how COVID-19 (coronavirus) could affect you and your business. We will also be posting showroom closings, event cancellations, and helpful resources to help you navigate the coronavirus pandemic. ASID NY Metro is committed to supporting you, our valued members, through these unique and challenging times. 

Together with our Association Management partner, Capitol Hill Management Services, we have assembled an additional COVID-19 Resource Center to provide you with the latest information, guidance and resources in relation to COVID-19Below, you can find summaries of Federal and New York State actions and resources that may be of assistance to you and your business.

U.S. Federal Government
New York State Government

Updated June 1, 2020


Virtual Lunch & Learn – Every Monday @ Noon 
Tune in every Monday for a Lunch & Learn with the ASID NY Metro Community. Programming will be targetd towards business activities: marketing, finance, trends, and more! 

  • Click HERE for the recording of the April 20th presentation with Benjamin Moore.
  • Click HERE for the recording of the May 4th presentation: How to Sell Design Services Virtually with Sandra Funk, Nicole Heymer, Joan Ravasy, and Diana Mosher. 
  • Click HERE for the recording of the May 11th presentation: Designer Survival Skills In the Time of COVID-19 with Kim Radovich. 
  • Click HERE for the recording of the May 18th presentation: How to Build Business Using Pinterest as a Tool to Partner with Clients, Garette JohnsonGarrott Designs 
  • Click HERE for the recording of the June 1st Roundtable Discussion about How to Re-Open During & After COVID-19. 

Virtual Hump Day Happy Hour – Every Wednesday @ 4 PM
Hosted by a different Board Member each week, these happy hours will feature casual conversations, connections, cocktails, and more.

Virtual Kawfee Talk – Every Friday @ 10 AM
Our popular breakfast series is going virtual and will have a wellness feature. How are you handling working from home? What activities are you engaging in to keep yourself busy? We want to know!

  • Click HERE For the recording of the April 17th Kawfee Talk: Maison et Objet Trends and How They Can Comfort Us by Patti Carpenter, Maison et Objet Global Trends Ambassador. 
  • Click HERE for the recording of the April 27th presentation: Feng Shui with Benjamin Huntington. 
  • Click HERE for the recording of the May 1st presentation: Financial Updates with Kimberly Merlitti.
  • Click HERE for the recording of the May 8th presentation: How to Market on Social Media during COVID-19 with Darla Powell of Wingnut Social. 
  • Click HERE for the recording of the May 15th presentation: 5 Step Process to Determine Your Company Positioning Pivot.
  • Click HERE for the recording of the May 28th presentation: Navigating the Home-Based Office During COVID-19 & Beyond with Phyllis Harbinger, FASID, NCIDQ.   



Spring 2020 High Point Market – Cancelled 

Architecture & Design Show – Cancelled

Kips Bay Decorator Show House: Postponed until June 

DIFFA by Design – Postponed until July 9th – July 11th 

International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) – Cancelled 

New York Tabletop Market – Cancelled 

MARKET DAY 2020 – Postponed until October.

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NEW! What to say in a crisis: The best advice from PR Pros on how to communicate now.

NEW! Podcast: The design industry reacts to COVID-19. 

Industry businesses should prepare for these 2 key COVID-19 consequences.

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources 

Financial Assistance for Business Impacted by COVID-19.

How will my small firm weather the Coronavirus storm?

When your install is scheduled during a pandemic, state relief for small businesses, and more.

Design in the time of COVID-19: The industry view from Seattle, Italy, and more.

Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus.



A&D Building – Open to the public Monday – Friday from 9AM – 5PM. Showrooms are deciding individually whether to stay open. 

BSH Home Appliances Corporation – No external visitors through April 15th.

Ethan Allen – Design centers closed, will work with clients by virtual appointment. 

Hastens Beds – Closed until further notice. 

Kravet, Inc. – Closed to walk in traffic. Some showrooms are available by appointment. 

Lefroy Brooks (A&D Building) – Closed until further notice.  

Lefroy Brooks (Chelsea Location) – Closed until further notice. 

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NEW! 8 Tips to Making Working From Home Work for You. 

SUCCEEDING FROM HOME: Here’s exactly how to thrive as a remote worker in the days of coronavirus.

5 tips for effectively working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, when you have kids. 



CDC’s COVID-19 Page 
CDC Risk Assessment Summary 
CDC Health Advisory Network (HAN)
WHO’s Novel COVID-19 Technical Guidance

ASID NY Metro Contact Information

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