Update for Wednesday, October 7, 2020
  • Governor Cuomo has released a new Executive Order that outlines how the state will handle hot-spot areas where there are a large number of new COVID-19 cases. The order can be found HERE.

  • Additionally, under the new order any individual who encourages, promotes or organizes a non-essential gathering as set forth in Department of Health regulation, shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $15,000 per day. A non-essential gathering is defined as a gathering of more than 50 people. 

  • Local governments are authorized to assess and retain a civil penalty for violations of Executive Orders issued pursuant to Section 29-A of the Executive Law, or any regulations of the Department of Health, that impose requirements pertaining to maintaining social distance and wearing of face coverings, for the duration of this disaster emergency, and to conduct any hearing related to such penalties. Such penalties, if assessed on an individual basis, shall not exceed $1,000 per violation, except as otherwise provided herein.

  • New cluster maps have been released that detail where the risk of spread is currently disproportionately higher than the surrounding area. You can find the Orange County map HERE, and the Rockland County map HERE

  • The Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) has announced the availability of Coursera for Workforce Recovery Program has been extended. Residents and businesses throughout Dutchess County may continue signing up for free online classes. Currently, more than 4,000 classes, ranging from workplace skill-builders to personal enrichment, are being offered by universities and companies from around the world. The deadline to complete courses is December 31, 2020.  For more information on Coursera for Workforce Recovery contact Kara Klawson  at (845) 249-4634 or KKlawson@Dutchessonestop.org

  • What states are currently on the automatic quarantine list? As of October 7, there are 34 states and two territories impacted. You can always find an updated list HERE. They are the following:
1.        Alabama
2.        Alaska
3.        Arkansas
4.        Colorado
5.        Delaware
6.        Florida
7.        Georgia
8.        Guam
9.        Idaho
10.      Illinois
11.      Indiana
12.      Iowa
13.      Kansas
14.      Kentucky
15.      Louisiana
16.      Minnesota
17.      Mississippi
18.      Missouri
19.      Montana
20.      Nebraska
21.      New Mexico
22.      Nevada
23.      New Mexico
24.      North Carolina
25.      North Dakota
26.      Oklahoma
27.      Puerto Rico
28.      Rhode Island
29.      South Carolina
30.      South Dakota
31.      Tennessee
32.      Texas
33.      Utah
34.      West Virginia
35.      Wisconsin
36.      Wyoming
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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
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) 338-9610
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
Think Dutchess Alliance For Business
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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