***UPCOMING WEBINAR***
May 15, 1PM: The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar that will provide the latest guidance for PPP Forgiveness. Panelists will be Myriam Bouchard from the Small Business Development Center, Phil Bronzi from Rhinebeck Bank and Jason Giordano from JGS, CPAs. Thank you to LCS Companies, Mobile Life Support Services, and The Poughkeepsie Galleria for sponsoring. You can register HERE .
Update for Monday, May 11, 2020
  • Complimentary reusable cloth face coverings are once again being made available to essential businesses and nonprofit organizations located in Dutchess County. They will be available for pickup on May 15. Registration is required by May 14, and can be done so by clicking HERE.

  • Visit HERE for updates on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reopen businesses and nonprofits in New York. An updated guidance has been released by Empire State Development on essential businesses that can be found HERE.

  • A regional monitoring dashboard has been released by the state. This shows the metrics each region must meet in order to reopen, and is updated daily. The dashboard can be found HERE. A copy of "NY Forward: A Guide To Reopening New York & Building Back Together" can be found HERE, with additional resources found HERE.

  • In today’s (Monday) press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley regions have reached the threshold to begin Phase 1 of reopening.

  • Drive-in movie theaters, landscaping, and gardening will be allowed to reopen statewide beginning May 15, but must still maintain social distancing and protective measures during business operations.

  • Each region will have a "Regional Control Room" to monitor the 7 metrics in the region and provide guidance and accountability to reopening measures. Members of each region's Control Room will include both private and public officials in the region. They will also be in charge of determining which businesses will reopen and the requirements those businesses must meet to reopen and stay open.

  • Regional Control Rooms will also determine when they are ready and able to begin Phase 2 of reopening, as long as they are monitoring and under the 7 metrics in the state's guidelines.

  • The regional groups will also be in charge of determining a how childcare will be provided to the workers who are allowed to return to work.
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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
EIDL For Agriculture Application: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
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
New York State Government


NY Forward Reopening Information: https://forward.ny.gov/
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
Business News Portal: https://www.dcrcoc.org/news
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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