If you missed the Chamber's COVID-19 Business Resources Webinar, you can watch the recorded video HERE
Update for Friday, March 27, 2020
  • During his daily press conference, Governor Cuomo announced that schools would remain closed until at least April 15th, with an evaluation on if they can be reopened occurring on April 14th.

  • New guidance was issued on which construction work should be considered "essential" and exempt from the 100% shutdown order. That guidance can be found HERE.

  • That same guidance also clarified that laundromats, bicycle repair shops, and automotive sales conducted remotely or electronically with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment only, are allowed to remain open.

  • The state has clarified the language they used in describing how paid family leave should be administered by businesses. Information on this can be found HERE.

  • County Executive Molinaro released a summary of what the federal relief package means. You can find the summary on our website labeled "Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act".

  • Dutchess County Community College has put out a video to help businesses and the community know some tips and tricks on creating videos! Use this to film updates, conduct virtual meetings, or anything else you may think is important. You can view the video HERE.

  • The Society of Human Resource Management has released an analysis on the CARES Act and how it will impact businesses. It can be found on our website.
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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
Centers For Disease Control
United States Small Business Administration

Disaster Loan Application: www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
New York State Government
New York State Department of Labor
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
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