Webinar Alerts
Friday, June 12 at 8:00AM: The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will provide guidance regarding New York State laws on liquor licenses for restaurants, bars, breweries, and venues who are reopening with outdoor seating. Presented by Jessica J. Glass, partner at Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP/SRDD Law. Please register in advance, as space is limited. Thank you to SRDD Law for sponsoring. Register HERE .
Update for Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  • Summary guidelines have been released for Phase 3 reopening. Guidelines for food services are HERE. Guidelines for non-hair related personal care services are HERE. We are targeted to reach Phase 3 in the Mid-Hudson Region on or about 6/23.

  • It has been announced that tattoo parlors will be allowed to reopen in Phase 3 as well, but the guidance on how they can reopen has not been released yet.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor has released a question and answer web page specifically on face coverings and masks in the workplace. That Q&A can be found HERE.

  • In today's (Wednesday) press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo said guidance would be issued in the coming days for how outdoor public pools can be operated.

  • A new Executive Order has been released by Governor Cuomo that requires nursing home staff be tested once a week, instead of twice a week as a previous Executive Order demanded. The new Executive Order can be found HERE.

  • Guidance has been released by the state for higher education research. This guidance should be used both for those who are now open, and those who were deemed essential in the beginning of the shutdown. You can find the guidance HERE.

  • ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER THAT HAS REMAINED AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS OR ARE YOU PREPARING TO REOPEN YOUR BUSINESS OR NON-PROFIT? THESE ARE IMPORTANT STEPS YOU MUST TAKE:
  1. Go to the NY Forward website HERE
  2. Click on “Phase Two Guidance.”
  3. Select your industry by scrolling down on the left side navigation bar.
  4. Click on and read “View Summary Guidelines” for your industry.
  5. Click on and read “Read and Affirm the Detailed Guidelines” for your industry, and then click the link at the bottom of the page or HERE to complete the form and hit submit.
  6. Click on “Print Business Safety Plan Template” for your industry, and then print and fill out the template, and keep on file at your place of business.
  7. Implement the Safety Plan. 
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If you have any questions regarding the information in this notification or any other business related concerns and suggestions, please email Contact@DutchessBNN.com. Please do NOT contact elected officials regarding information in this email as they are currently inundated with handling the government response to this crisis. This network was created to help coordinate responses and share the burden, and we ask that you please contact us with any questions or concerns so our elected officials can focus on their task at hand. Thank you for your continued support through this time.
Resources With Links
United States Small Business Administration
EIDL For Agriculture Application: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
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) 338-9601
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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