Update for Monday, December 7, 2020
  • In a press conference today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that if the statewide and regional hospitalization rates do not stabilize within 5 days, indoor dining would be banned in New York City and capacity would be reduced from 50% to 25% for the rest of the state.

  • Gyms, barbers, and hair salons will not be required to close if indoor capacity is reduced to 25%.

  • Additionally, hospitals are required to expand their hospital bed capacity by 25% to handle the increase in hospitalizations.

  • A timeline or metrics were not provided on when these restrictions would be lifted if they are put in place. Governor Cuomo did say that they would be lifted after the numbers "stabilize" but nothing further was offered.

  • The CDC has released new guidance on what individuals should do if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if an individual begins to experience symptoms of COVID-19. Notably, the isolation time has been reduced from 14-days to 10-days. The guidance can be found HERE.
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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
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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