***ALERT***
The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program has now been reopened to all eligible small businesses and non-profits. Previously it was restricted to only agriculture businesses, but that has been expanded once again. More information can be found HERE .
Webinar Alert
June 24 at 5PM: A webinar will be held to discuss the changes to the Paycheck Protection Program by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a networking portion during this webinar. For more information or to register for the event click HERE .
Update for Tuesday, June 16, 2020
  • In today's (Tuesday) press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo said hospitals and group homes will be allowed to have visitors enter their facilities. The facilities must still follow social distancing guidelines, and it is up to the discretion of the facility to determine if visitations will be allowed. The facilities must notify the state they intended to allow visitors prior to allowing visitations.

  • Governor Cuomo also clarified that nursing homes are not included in the group home decision. The state is currently studying data from the hospital pilot program, and a determination on what restrictions can be eased on nursing homes will be made at a later date.

  • The state has officially prohibited overnight children's camps from operating this season in New York State. The statement from the State Health Commissioner can be found HERE.

  • A new Executive Order has been signed. The full order can be found HERE. Some of the key take aways include:
  1. Gatherings of twenty-five (25) or fewer individuals, for any lawful purpose or reason, are permitted for in Phase 3. 
  2. Directives in EO 202.31 are extended to July 13.
  3. Personal care services, restaurants and food services open in Phase 3. 
  4. As of June 12, 2020 the regions meeting the prescribed public health and safety metrics required for Phase Three reopening are: Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, and the North Country.
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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
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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