Update for Thursday, May 7, 2020
  • To view yesterday's webinar "HR/Legal Guidance For Employers Getting Ready to Reopen", click HERE.

  • To view today's webinar with NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, click HERE.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor wants to hear from you about challenges that may be faced as businesses reopen and how best to help employers and workers reopen America’s workplaces safely. They want employers to take part of a national online dialog, but you must submit your comments by tonight. You can submit your comments HERE.

  • On May 13, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy and a panel of experts to summarize efforts designed to help small businesses remain economically viable through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can register for the webinar HERE.

  • An updated FAQ document has been published by the SBA in regards to the Paycheck Protection Program. That document can be found HERE.

  • The essential business list maintained by ESD has been updated to allow automotive sales in a regulated manner. The updated guidance can be found HERE.

  • In today’s (Wednesday) press conference, Governor Cuomo announced the state was banning late payments or fees for residential or commercial tenants. Additionally, individuals would be able to use their security deposit for late rent. He also said a new Executive Order would be signed extending the eviction ban until August 20.

  • In a secondary question regarding landlord concerns with this eviction ban, Governor Cuomo said he was working with the banks to provide relief to landlords regarding their mortgage payments. He did not address property taxes due on the buildings, or what specific relief landlords can expect besides the ban on foreclosures.
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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
Business News Portal: https://www.dcrcoc.org/news
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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