Update for Tuesday, May 26, 2020
  • In today’s (Tuesday) press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo officially announced the Mid-Hudson Region could begin Phase 1 reopening today.

  • To view the Dutchess Business Notification Network's Reopening Dutchess County Guide, click HERE.

  • Governor Cuomo reiterated that the Regional Control Groups would continue to monitor the 7 metrics and would determine how to handle any new spikes in cases. If these metrics begin to rise, it is possible for a region to be shut back down to stop the spread of the virus. These metrics can also be found HERE.

  • The Governor also announced he would be meeting with President Trump tomorrow to discuss funding for states, support needed to help jump start the economy, and an increase for infrastructure spending.

  • The Treasury Department has released an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program's loan forgiveness. The interim final rule can be found HERE. The Treasury Department has also released an interim final rule for SBA loan review procedures and related borrower and lender responsibilities. That interim final rule can be found HERE.

  • Veterinarian practices across the state may reopen starting today.

  • Additional information has been released on the New York Forward Loan Fund, and can be found HERE.

  • Under an Executive Order signed by Governor Cuomo on Friday, gatherings of 10 or fewer individuals for non-essential purposes are allowed under the condition that social distancing protocols and disinfecting protocols are followed. The Executive Order can be found HERE.
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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
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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