On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law an executive order that took a number of actions. Below you will find our breakdown of that order.

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Provisions of the Executive Order
The Governor announced that all businesses and not-for-profit entities shall reduce the in-person workforce at any work location by 50% no later than March 20 at 8PM.

There were some exceptions granted for:

  • Essential health care operations including research and laboratory services

  • Essential infrastructure including utilities, telecommunication, airports and transportation infrastructure

  • Essential manufacturing, including food processing and pharmaceuticals

  • Essential retail including grocery stores and pharmacies

  • Essential services including trash collection, mail, and shipping services

  • News media

  • Banks and related financial institutions

  • Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations

  • Construction

  • Vendors of essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses

  • Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services needed to ensure the continuing operation of government agencies and provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the public

The full Executive Order can be found HERE .
Resources With Links
Centers For Disease Control
United States Small Business Administration
Disaster Loan Application: www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
New York State Government
New York State Economic Development
New York State Department of Labor
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
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