EMERGENCY LENDING WEBINAR: The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce presents another in its series of complimentary webinars to provide businesses and organizations information and resources. This seminar is titled "Emergency lending solutions for businesses and nonprofits available during the COVID-19 crisis." You can register HERE .
Update for Monday, March 30, 2020
  • The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has released a guide on the federally passed CARES Act. It can be found HERE.

  • Governor Cuomo has reopened the NY State of Health enrollment period for those effected by COVID-19. The special enrollment period for those without coverage right now is only open until April 15, and those who lose their employer coverage have 60 days to apply for new coverage. More information can be found HERE.

  • The State has released a new flier that will help determine who does or does not qualify for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. It can be found HERE. There is also a flowchart that can be found HERE.

  • Individuals who are experiencing financial hardship from COVID-19 may defer payments on their life insurance policies for 90 days according to Governor Cuomo's WEBSITE.

  • On that same page, Governor Cuomo said that consumers and small businesses may defer paying premiums for property and casualty insurance for 60 days.

  • The State has created a new job portal under the Department of Labor. It can be found HERE.

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide for small businesses looking to take advantage of Paycheck Protection Program. This is the program that allows businesses to take out a loan to cover their payrolls, and the loan is forgiven if the owner maintains that payroll through this crisis. More information can be found 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 Tourism Open Restaurant List: https://dutchesstourism.com/covid-19-consumer-updates

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