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Update for Friday, June 5, 2020
  • Updated guidance has been released on what businesses are considered essential. It can be found HERE.

  • The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released guidance on how to conduct a graduation ceremony. Schools should still consult with their local DOH while planning. The guidance can be found HERE.

  • Restaurants have been given further guidance and a Q&A on serving alcohol outside. The New York State Liquor Authority has placed the updated information HERE.

  • The state has released guidelines on how professional sports teams and their affiliated training facilities can operate. This does not include gyms or fitness centers open to the public. The guidelines 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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