***UPCOMING WEBINAR***
Tomorrow at 10:30AM: The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Town Hall with Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, with the latest information from the County about re-opening businesses. Questions will be taken via Zoom and Facebook Live, as well as the County's Town Hall phone line. Thank you to M&T Bank, Marshall and Sterling Insurance, and Nuvance Health for sponsoring this event. Register HERE .
Update for Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Governor Cuomo has announced the state would extend the sales tax filing deadline to June 22.

  • Reminder: In April, the Governor created a State Enforcement Task Force where individuals can file complaints online, or by telephone 24/7. Complaints will be reviewed by the State Task Force and if appropriate will then be referred to local authorities. The guidance states: "Authorities should use the least invasive enforcement approach necessary to achieve compliance." To view the guidance, click HERE.

  • It is important to note that the penalties could include revoking any state license or certification, and/or up to a year imprisonment. It is important for everyone to follow the safety guidelines, including the use of PPE and social distancing, put out by the state to ensure your business is not reported.

  • The CDC has released additional guidance broken out by industry and community style. The guidance can be found HERE.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor has released revised enforcement policies that require businesses to keep records of any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 and is work related. The full guidance can be found HERE.

  • In today’s (Thursday) press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo said the contact tracing program will call individuals or businesses who may have come into contact with an individual who tested positive. The caller ID will be listed as "NYS Contact Tracing" and should be answered immediately.

  • Governor Cuomo announced summer school would be remote learning this year, and reiterated it was too early to determine if schools can reopen in the fall. He said the state would put out guidance in the beginning of June on precautions schools must take, and the schools would then need to submit a safety plan to the state by July on how they would reopen.

  • Additionally, Governor Cuomo said until they have more information on the pediatric inflammatory syndrome he would not recommend sending children to summer camps. No decision has been made on if summer camps will even be allowed to be open, but based on the governor's comments it is unlikely.
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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
For updates on major attractions, lodging, and restaurants (including a list of restaurants and farms open for takeout, curbside & delivery) click  here , for important information and updates (including a resource guide for County tourism-related businesses) click  here .
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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