***ALERT***
If you are a hair salon, barber shop, tattoo facility, piercing facility, appearance enhancement practitioner, massage therapy facility, spa, cosmetologist, nail specialist, tanning salon, or wax specialist, you qualify to receive safety equipment free of charge. The safety equipment includes a temporal digital thermometer (1 per location), face coverings (1 five pack per employee), and face shields (2 per employee). There is a limited number of these items, so it is a first come first serve basis. They will be distributed next Friday from 9AM-11AM at the MJ Neshiewat Convention Center in Poughkeepsie. To register to receive these items, click 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 Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • In today's (Thursday) press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he will be signing an Executive Order that will give the State Liquor Authority the power to suspend alcohol licenses of restaurants and bars that don't follow Covid reopening rules. Businesses could also face an immediate shut down order for failure to follow the reopening rules.

  • Governor Cuomo also stated restaurants and bars will be responsible for the sidewalk in front of their establishments. More information will be included in the Executive Order, and we will update you when more information is available.

  • Governor Cuomo additionally said the state would be releasing guidance later today for colleges and universities to reopen in the fall.

  • REMINDER: In order to apply for funds through the Paycheck Protection Program, the bank must submit the loan application to the SBA no later than June 30th. That means if you wish to apply for this program, you must apply through the bank well in advance of this deadline to ensure the bank has time to process your loan before submitting it to the SBA.

  • The list of essential services has been updated by the state. It can be found HERE.

  • Guidance has been released by the state for sports and recreation. This guidance is broken up between low-risk activities that can begin immediately, and "all other" activities that can begin July 6. That guidance can be found HERE.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor will host four webinars to discuss how the Department is helping workers and employers by reducing regulatory burdens and making it easier to understand and comply with the law. The webinars will also provide an opportunity for workers, employers, and state and local governments to ask questions and discuss how the Department can expand and improve access to its compliance assistance materials. For agriculture, click HERE. For manufacturing, click HERE. For food service, hospitality, and retail, click HERE. For healthcare and emergency responders, click HERE.
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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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