Update for Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Guidelines have been released by the state for gyms and fitness centers to reopen. These facilities may reopen starting August 24, unless the locality where these facilities are reopening decide to extend the reopening date. Facilities must operate at 33% capacity, have a MERV-13 air system or better, be inspected by a local health inspector no later than 2 weeks after opening. The guidelines can be found HERE.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor has released guidance for the Lost Wages Assistance Program. This is the program created by presidential memorandum to supplement Unemployment Insurance. The guidance can be found HERE.

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a side-by-side comparison summary of the proposed House and Senate COVID-19 relief packages. The summary can be viewed HERE.

  • The Small Business Development Center has released a number of checklists and assessments to assist businesses in determine if they should reopen and how to plan for the future. Those checklists can be found HERE.
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Resources With Links
United States Small Business Administration
Federal Representatives
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney: (845) 561-1259
Congressman Antonio Delgado: (845) 443-2930
Centers For Disease Control

Novel Coronavirus Hotline (24/7): 1-888-364-3065
New York State Government


NY Forward Reopening Information: https://forward.ny.gov/
State Representatives
Senator Pete Harckham: (914) 241-4600
Senator Sue Serino: (845) 229-0106
Assembly Member Didi Barrett: (845) 454-1703
Assembly Member Kevin Cahill: (845) 338-9610
Assembly Member Jonathan Jacobson: (845) 562-0888
Assembly Member Kieran Lalor: (845) 221-2202
New York State Department of Labor
Dutchess County Government


Dutchess County Mental Health Hotline (24/7): (877) 485-9700
Dutchess Tourism
For updates on major attractions, lodging, and restaurants (including a list of restaurants and farms open for takeout, curbside & delivery) click here, for important information and updates (including a resource guide for County tourism-related businesses) click here.
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Business News Portal: https://www.dcrcoc.org/news
Think Dutchess Alliance For Business
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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