Workforce Development & COVID-19 – Today’s Update
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April 7, 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the "N.Y. on PAUSE" executive order through April 29th. This means non-essential businesses and schools will remain closed until at least then.

Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Guidance
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced changes related to Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 16-20, which provides guidance to states for implementation of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.

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Census 2020
Importance of the Data

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

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Farming, including Dairy Farming, is a vital part of the North Country economy. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the impact on our Dairy farms is growing. The normal markets for their products have been disrupted as restaurants and schools are closed and people visit grocery stores less often. Like many other industry sectors, farmers need assistance to get through this, and the assistance must meet their special needs, which are often different than for other types of businesses. The Chamber is working, in cooperation with the Farm Bureau , to identify resources to help farmers during this difficult time.
The CARES Act provided some assistance for farmers, and we’ve provided some of the options below.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Farms are eligible to apply for PPP loans. However, the requirement that compensation for employees whose principal place of residence is outside the United States cannot be used when calculating the reimbursement may reduce the amount that can be accessed through the program. Here is a link to the Chamber website with information on where to apply for PPP loans and other assistance programs.
Department of Agriculture
The CARES Act included $9.5 billion to provide financial support to farmers and ranchers impacted by coronavirus. This will allow USDA to begin crafting an appropriate relief program for agriculture. The Chamber will be monitoring developments on this front as information becomes available to help ensure the funding is implemented in appropriate ways.
Funding to replenish the Agriculture Department’s Commodity Credit Corporation. This money may be used, in part, for the Agency’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to help farms that export to foreign markets.
**Unemployment Insurance**
Filing for Unemployment Insurance

Extended telephone filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday, 8am to 7:30pm.
Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Saturday, 7:30am to 8:00pm.

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  • Unemployment Insurance Information
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