NEW updates for Friday, January 29, 2021
1) Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration released new guidance for the use of New York State’s sick leave law for COVID-19, which can be found HERE. Guidance overview:

  • In the new guidance, employees who return to work after a mandatory quarantine or isolation do not have to be tested before returning to work, except if the employee works in a nursing home. However, if an employee subsequently tests positive for COVID-19 after an order to quarantine or isolate they must not report to work.

  • If an employee tests positive following an order to quarantine or to isolate, the employee will be entitled to sick leave as required by New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law. The employee must provide the employer documentation from a licensed medical provider or testing facility to confirm the employee tested positive after their initial quarantine.

  • If an employer requires an employee who has not been ordered to quarantine to remain out of work due to exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19, the employer must continue to pay the employee’s regular rate of pay. This will continue until the employer allows the employee to return to work or the employee becomes subject to a quarantine order, at which point the employee would qualify for New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law.

  • No employee will qualify for sick leave under the state’s sick leave law for more than three orders of quarantine, with the second and third order requiring a positive COVID-19 test.

2) The City of Poughkeepsie announced a partnership with Community Capital New York to administer a $200,000 grant program to help microenterprise businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The businesses applying must have five or fewer employees, including the owner, and are eligible for up to a $10,000 grant. Additional restrictions and requirements, or to apply, can be found HERE.

3) Governor Cuomo announced today that beginning on March 15 he will allow event venues to increase capacity to 50%, with a maximum gathering of 150 people, as long as testing is performed and approval has been received form the local Department of Health. We will publich guidance when it's received.
COVID resources for your organization
Funding Assistance:
 
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Resources for Individuals:

Hudson Valley list of local PPE suppliers: CLICK HERE
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
518-474-8390

State Senators:
Pete Harckham (D, WF) - 40th District
Albany Office 
188 State Street, Legislative Office Bldg
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2340
 
Susan Serino (R) - 41st District
Albany Office 
617 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2945

 

State Assembly Assemblymembers:
Kevin A. Cahill (D) - District 103
716 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4436
District Office:  
1 Albany Ave., Governor Clinton Bldg., Suite G-4,
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-9610
 
Jonathan G. Jacobson (D) - District 104 
435 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5762
District Office: 
154 North Plank Road, Suite 2
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-0888
 
Kieran Michael Lalor (R) - District 105
531 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248 
518-455-5725
District Office:
1075 Rt. 82, North Hopewell Plaza, Suite #1
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
845-221-2202
 
Didi Barrett (D) - District 106
553 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5177
District Office:
12 Raymond Avenue, Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-454-1703
 
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
202-225-5614
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