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 Tuesday, May 12, 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.

  • New York State is hiring Contact Tracers, Contact Tracer Supervisors, and Community Support Specialists in preparation of reopening the region. If you, or someone you know, is looking for employment, consider applying for these vital positions 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 (Tuesday) press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state needed $61 billion in federal aid or the state would cut school, local government, and hospital aid by 20%.

  • Governor Cuomo also called for the federal government to provide assistance to landlords and renters to ensure there is not an influx of foreclosures or evictions when his Executive Order expires.

  • County health departments will be in charge of determining if businesses are complying with social distancing directives when they reopen. The counties will also be in charge of penalizing businesses for not complying with safety measures, or if businesses open in defiance of the NY PAUSE measures.

  • Governor Cuomo said the initial 14-day minimum gap between entering phases is preliminary and may be adjusted. That number was chosen because that is the timeline it takes for a possible outbreak to be determined. He said that if testing shows that there is not a rise in positive cases after areas begin to reopen, it is possible he will shorten the window of how long a region must wait.
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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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