***Survey Alert***
We are asking each organization to have one individual fill out our newest survey. Your answers will not be shared individually, but the survey results will be shared with our local elected officials as they look to how they can support the business community with new legislation or regulations, and will give us an update on the status of Dutchess County employers. You can find the survey HERE .
Update for Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in phase two of reopening. Outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated. For guidance from the state on how to operate outdoor dining, click HERE.

  • The target date for reopening The Mid-Hudson Region (Dutchess County) is 6/9. For Phase II industries and guidance please visit HERE.

  • Empire State Development has updated their FAQ page for New York Forward and the reopening of the state. It can be found HERE.

  • Governor Cuomo has signed a new Executive Order that extends the period individuals have to pay their property taxes without receiving a fine or penalty by 21 days. This does not cover every municipality in the state, but Dutchess County was included on this list. The rest of the municipalities, including cities, towns, and villages, can be found HERE.

  • OSHA has released guidance on how stockroom and loading dock workers can remain safe during COVID-19. A copy of that guidance can be found HERE.

  • The CDC, in conjunction with OSHA, has released extensive guidance for agriculture workers during COVID-19. The guidance can be found HERE.

  • Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00PM: Have a Facebook Page/Instagram Profile, but you’re wondering… now what? Chat with Dutchess Tourism Director of Communications Whitney Bowers and Arts Mid-Hudson Marketing & Development Coordinator Melissa Dvozenja-Thomas about the best ways to schedule, create, and analyze your posts to enhance your social media presence. RSVP 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
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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