***WEBINAR ALERT***
On Wednesday April 15, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual Contact Breakfast with Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. It will be hosted as a Facebook Live video from 8-9AM. For more information, click HERE . Thank you to Greystone Programs and KeyBank for sponsoring this event.
Update for Friday, April 10, 2020
  • To see our last webinars "Latest Guidance from a Legal and HR Perspective" and "Cybersecurity Awareness During COVID-19", click HERE. You will be able to re-watch the webinars and download the accompanying PowerPoint.

  • In the governor's press conference today (Friday), Governor Cuomo said he is working with New Jersey and Connecticut to create a testing coalition. By scaling the testing operations, the state will be able to begin reopening parts of the economy if the data shows it is safe, but will do so gradually to prevent a 2nd wave like Italy, Hong Kong, and Singapore are experiencing now.

  • The governor also called for the federal government to use the Defense Production Act on testing to ramp up the production of tests because he does not have the authority to do it himself.

  • To view the Governor's latest Executive Order, click HERE.

  • The IRS has released guidance providing tax relief under the CARES Act for taxpayers with net operating losses. It can be found HERE. The IRS has also announced that individuals who need an extension beyond the next tax day of July 15, 2020, can request an extension until October 15, 2020.

  • The United States Department of Labor, Chief Administrative Law Judge issued a Supplemental Administrative Order and Notice regarding the suspension of in-person hearings and procedural deadlines in hearings before the Office of Administrative Law Judges. Subject to the assigned ALJ’s discretion, the Order extends the suspension of all in-person hearings through at least July 24, 2020; notifies the public that OALJ will start hearing cases telephonically, by video, or other remote means after May 15; and notifies the public that OALJ will restart issuance of decisions beginning on April 16, serving the parties by email. The Order contains additional information regarding resetting deadlines, filing documents with OALJ, and mediations. The order can be found HERE.

  • We have re-released our survey that asks organizations what their needs are, and the impacts of COVID-19 on their operations. This information will not be released to the public, and will only be used to help elected officials and government agencies craft legislation or policies to address the needs identified. Please take a couple minutes to fill out the survey 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
Centers For Disease Control

Novel Coronavirus Hotline (24/7): 1-888-364-3065
New York State Department of Labor
Dutchess County Government


Dutchess County Mental Health Hotline (24/7): (877) 485-9700
Dutchess Tourism
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
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