Upcoming Assistance Webinar TOMORROW
Webinar: Shuttered Venue Operator Grant
Presenter: Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration (New York District Office)
Host: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce 
Date: February 10, 2021, at 9AM
Register: Free to attend - register HERE
NEW updates for Tuesday, February 9, 2021
1) Although the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant application process is not yet open, a FAQ document has been released by the SBA. The document can be found HERE.

2) New York State and Empire State Development are looking to help vendors set up low-cost rapid COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic individuals with the idea being this will allow the state to begin the process of opening large gatherings/events. As such, the focus is on spaces near city centers/areas that will attract crowds.

Vendors are looking for the following requirements:
  • No or low cost 6-month lease immediately available 
  • Street level store fronts with walk in access 
  • About 750-1500 square feet (no additional charge for larger space). They are, on average, using 1200 sq. ft.
  • Open space with no or minimal internal changes needed 
  • High foot traffic areas 
  • Working AC, heat, existing lights and bathroom (preferably ADA compliant)
  • Empty and broom clean 
  • No carpeted floors

Additional details provide include:
  • The lab/testing service provider would be the tenant (not New York State). 
  • The tenant would be responsible for fit-out of the space, not the property owner. 
  • Hours of operation would be ~8am-8pm, with some time on the front/back-end for cleaning/set-up, etc. 
  • The tenant will maintain insurance. 
  • The tenant will pay for utilities.

If you have a location you believe fit the above requirements, please contact Deanna Robertson at drobertson@hvedc.com.

3) New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon recently signed an order to temporarily modify the unemployment benefit charging system and ease the burden for unemployment insurance charges incurred by all employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This order indefinitely cancels unemployment insurance charges and can be read in full HERE.

  • First Appointments Will Be Scheduled for February 15
  • Local Health Departments Determine How, Where, When to Schedule Appointments in Their Jurisdictions, as Early as February 14, With Vaccinations Beginning February 15
  • New Yorkers With Comorbidities and Underlying Conditions Must Provide a Doctor's Letter or Medical Information Evidencing Comorbidity or A Signed Certification Determined by A Local Government; State Will Audit Local Systems
  • NYS DOH Will Host a Call with County Executives and Local Health Departments to Review Vaccinating New Yorkers with Comorbidities and Underlying Conditions
COVID resources for your organization
Funding Assistance:
Technical Assistance for Businesses:
Resources for Employers/Employees:
Resources for Individuals:

Hudson Valley list of local PPE suppliers: CLICK HERE
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County Representatives:
County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro, County Executive (R)
Phone: 486-2000
Fax: 486-2021
County Legislature A. Gregg Pulver, Chairman (R)
Carolyn Morris, Clerk
Toll Free: 866-694-4800
Phone: 486-2100
Fax: 486-2113
County Clerk Bradford Kendall, County Clerk (R)
Toll Free: 866-694-4700
Phone: 486-2120
Records Room: 486-2125
Fax: 486-2138
Comptroller Robin Lois, Comptroller (D)
Phone: 486-2050
Fax: 486-2055
Sheriff's Office Adrian Anderson, Sheriff (R)
Phone: 486-3800
Sheriff’s Tip Line: 845-605-2583
NYS Sheriffs' Victim Hotline: 888-846-3469

State Representatives:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D)
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

State Senators:
Pete Harckham (D, WF) - 40th District
Albany Office 
188 State Street, Legislative Office Bldg
Albany, NY 12247
Susan Serino (R) - 41st District
Albany Office 
617 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247


State Assembly Assemblymembers:
Kevin A. Cahill (D) - District 103
716 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
District Office:  
1 Albany Ave., Governor Clinton Bldg., Suite G-4,
Kingston, NY 12401
Jonathan G. Jacobson (D) - District 104 
435 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
District Office: 
154 North Plank Road, Suite 2
Newburgh, NY 12550
Kieran Michael Lalor (R) - District 105
531 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248 
District Office:
1075 Rt. 82, North Hopewell Plaza, Suite #1
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Didi Barrett (D) - District 106
553 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
District Office:
12 Raymond Avenue, Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Federal Representatives:
President Joseph Biden (D)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Federal Senate Representatives:
Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D)
478 Russell
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-4451
Fax: 202-228-0282
Charles E. Schumer (D)
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-6542
Fax: 202-228-3027
Federal Congressional Representatives:
Sean Patrick Maloney (D) - 18th District
2331 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-5441
Fax: 202-225-3289
District Office
123 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-561-1259
Fax: 845-561-2890

Antonio Delgado (D) - 19th District
1007 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
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