Tomorrow, May 4, 10:15AM: Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation will host a webinar discussion regarding guideline strategies for reopening the hospitality industry. You can register for webinar HERE .

May 6, 8AM: The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Dutchess Business Notification Network will host a webinar on the latest guidance for employers from a legal and HR perspective as the state looks towards reopening. Panelists are 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 .

May 7, 2PM: The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Dutchess Business Notification Network will host New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for a town hall forum. The Comptroller 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 HERE .

Update for Monday, May 4, 2020
  • The SBA has released a PPP Loan FAQ document. It can be found HERE. They also released a “Talking Points” document for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for agricultural businesses. That can be found HERE.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor released new guidance regarding deadlines for a number of employee benefits, including COBRA. For more information, click HERE.

  • ​A new classification code has been created for employer’s worker compensation insurance. Employees reassigned to either not perform any work duties or perform clerical work duties at home due to New York’s stay-at-home order may now be classified under new classification code 8873, Telecommuter Reassigned Employee. The update can be found HERE.

  • In today’s (Monday) press conferenceGovernor Cuomo announced that regions would not be allowed to begin Phase 1 reopening unless they have less than 15 new cases and 5 deaths on a three day rolling average.
  • Governor Cuomo reiterated that in Phase 1 of the reopening, construction, manufacturing, and select retail with curb-side pick-up will be allowed to start operations again. Phase 2 will allow professional services, retail, real estate, and finance to reopen. Phase 3 will allow restaurants and hotels to reopen. And Phase 4 will allow arts, recreation and education to reopen. These industries must still create a plan to ensure employee and customer safety based on CDC guidelines.
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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
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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