***UPCOMING WEBINARS***
On May 5, at 10:15AM, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation will host a free webinar discussion regarding guideline strategies for reopening the Hudson Valley Hospitality Industry. The webinar will feature Joe Bonura Jr. and Mike Bonura of the Bonura Hospitality Group. You can register for the webinar HERE .

On May 6, take part in a webinar that will provide the latest guidance for employers from a legal and HR perspective as you look towards reopening. Panelists will be Ed Kowalski from Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions and David Wise from Mackey Butts and Wise LLP . Thank you to Rose & Kiernan Insurance for sponsoring. Register HERE .

On May 7, at 2PM, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a webinar with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. He will present economic information for the regional business community and take questions from attendees. Thank you to Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies for sponsoring. You can register for the webinar HERE .

Update for Friday, May 1, 2020
  • The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new COBRA notices for employee benefit plans. The press releases detailing these notices can be found HERE.

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released guidance for restaurants and beverage vendors offering take-out or curbside pick-up options. You can view the guidance HERE.

  • The New York Attorney General's office has released a bulletin regarding the Paycheck Protection Program in multiple languages. The bulletin can be found HERE.

  • Having trouble navigating the SBA PPP Loan and Forgiveness? Here are four resources for you:
  1. PPP Checklist
  2. Covid-19 PPP Forgiveness Estimator
  3. PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator
  4. Intyllus Loan Forgiveness Workbook
* **The partners in the Dutchess Business Notification Network have not created these tools and we are not responsible for the accuracy of it’s content or formulas for calculating loan forgiveness or otherwise.***

  • In today’s (Friday) press conference, Governor Cuomo announced both grade schools and colleges, would remain closed in New York for the remainder of the school year. The decision on summer schools being allowed to operate will be made at the end of May, and will be made in conjunction with the decision to reopen regions. The governor also called for schools to develop plans that take into account the new social distancing guidelines. These plans would be used to reopen the schools at the beginning of the next school year.

  • Governor Cuomo announced the state is directing insurers to waive all cost sharing, co-pays, and deductibles for mental health services for front-line workers.

  • A decision on whether to extend or end the eviction and foreclosure order will be made in June according to Governor Cuomo.
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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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