Today at 5pm, take part in a marketing panel discussion on best practices and innovative approaches for businesses, as well as an opportunity for attendees to network as part of the Chamber’s Business After Hours. Thank you to Branding Pros and SRDD Law for sponsoring. Register HERE .
Update for Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • Complimentary reusable cloth face coverings are being made available to essential businesses and nonprofit organizations located in Dutchess County. Registration is required by clicking HERE.

  • Dutchess County was listed by Governor Cuomo as one of the counties that will be allowed to begin offering elective surgeries again. Dates of return service and hospital requirements will follow.

  • In an effort to help smaller banks process PPP loans, from 4PM-11:59PM today, only institutions with less than $1 billion in assets will be able to file. After this time window, all institutions will once again be able to file.

  • In today’s (Wednesday) press conference, Governor Cuomo announced he has ordered the MTA to put forward a plan to clean each subway car nightly. This will follow MTA workers being tested for anti-bodies.

  • Governor Cuomo also stated there was no way to force workers to return to their jobs if their company is cleared to reopen. This follows concerns brought by businesses about individuals making more on unemployment than they were making while working.

  • Governor Cuomo state that he will be rely on the transmission rate and hospital capacity numbers to determine if and where the state can begin to reopen. This is part of the 12-point guidelines Governor Cuomo published as a road map to reopen and can viewed HERE.

  • In a response to a question from a reporter yesterday, Governor Cuomo said he does not expect the State Fair to occur this year.

  • Governor Cuomo also said he would expand Coronavirus testing criteria to include front-line workers due to the importance of their safety and health.

  • Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will host a small business town hall event tomorrow at 4:30PM on Zoom. To participate, click HERE.

  • The state will be sending $25 million in financial aid to food banks across the state. If you are interested in finding a way to help food banks in the state, you can email COVIDPhilanthropies@exec.ny.gov.
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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
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
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
Details on major attraction closures, lodging updates, and restaurant regulations (including a list of restaurant and farms open for takeout, curbside & delivery) can be found here : https://dutchesstourism.com/covid-19-consumer-updates
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Member News Portal: https://www.dcrcoc.org/news
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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