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New for Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Guidance has been released by the state regarding Governor Cuomo's Executive Order to reduce in-person workforce at each business/work location, and which types of businesses are considered exempt. It can be found HERE.

  • In today's press conference, Governor Cuomo announced 100% mandatory staffing reduction for all nonessential businesses and organizations to begin on Sunday evening. When the official Executive Order is published, we will post it in our Facebook group and include it in our next email blast. For clarification on if your business is considered essential, click HERE.

  • Beginning tomorrow at 8PM, all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, and related personal care services must close in accordance to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.7.

  • Empire State Development has now posted guidance intended to assist businesses in determining whether they are an essential business and steps to request such designation.  Please click on this link to view the guidance.

  • In yesterday's email blast, we based the language we used regarding deferred mortgage payments on the Governor's statements and powerpoint. The Department of Financial Services has now released guidance that clarifies the governor's remarks. It can be found HERE.
Resources With Links
Centers For Disease Control
United States Small Business Administration
Disaster Loan Application:
New York State Government
New York State Economic Development
New York State Department of Labor
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
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