Update for Monday, December 21, 2020
  • The US Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Small Business Update tomorrow, December 22, at 2:00 p.m. Join U.S. Chamber executives to hear the latest about what the pandemic relief bill could mean for the small business community. Click HERE to register now for this special briefing.

  • If you or an employee are trying to find a location to be tested for COVID-19, you can find a location HERE.

  • A new Executive Order was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday that extends his previous Executive Orders through January 17, 2021. A copy of the new Executive Order can be found HERE.

  • This order also authorizes tenants to be eligible for the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act without having to provide proof they were paying more than 30% gross monthly income towards rent prior to March 2020.

  • In a separate Executive Order found HERE, the moratorium on commercial evictions or foreclosures was extended until January 31, 2021.

  • Additional guidance was also issued for Orange Zones. Gyms and fitness centers are now permitted to remain open at 25% capacity. Personal care services, such as barbers or hair salons, are now authorized to remain open, provided that employees performing such services are tested on a weekly basis for the duration of the time the business is located in an Orange Zone.
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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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