Update for Friday, May 22, 2020
  • In today’s (Friday) press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo said he expects the Mid-Hudson Region to begin Phase 1 reopening next week. This is contingent on the death rate continuing to decline and having enough contact tracers.

  • Governor Cuomo announced that in anticipation of the reopening, construction businesses may now begin staging for the beginning of Phase 1. This does not allow for any construction work to begin, but materials and equipment may be staged on job sites.

  • The governor also announced the state would begin a loan program for small-businesses and nonprofits with less than 20 full time equivalent employees. Small landlords who have seen a loss of rental income also qualify for the program. This program would provide a low interest loan to be paid off over 5 years. As more information about this program is released, we will include it in this email.

  • Pre-application for these funds will be opened on May 26. For more information on the program, click HERE.

  • Childcare providers for essential workers are being encouraged to keep an eye out for the pediatric inflammatory disease related to COVID-19. The state has put out information on what to look for and it can be found HERE.

  • To view a recording of today's Virtual Business Town Hall with County Executive Marcus Molinaro, please click HERE.

  • Reminder: On www.DutchessBNN.com you can find all of our previous emails, find links to federal, state, and local resources, and find the forms necessary to reopen or receive aid. Additionally, all of the requirements and necessary paperwork to reopen can be found there. We encourage you to check out the website to find all of this useful information, and check it regularly as it is updated daily.

  • Complimentary webinar panel discussion: “We can safely reopen our businesses and our panelists will tell you why and how.” Wednesday at 5PM in conjunction with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s May Business After Hours at Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, virtually on Zoom. There will be opportunity to network and ask questions of panelists David Bova from Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, Gaye Mallet from Adams Fairacre Farms, Michael Turturro from RBT, CPAs and David Wise from Mackey Butts & Wise. Sponsors: Adams Fairacre Farms, Mackey Butts & Wise, and RBT, CPAs. You can register 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
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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