August 21, 2020
Workforce Development & COVID-19
Today’s Update

OneWorkSource is working hard to keep you updated daily
with local info on COVID-19 & the workforce.

Check out our website for our daily newsletters and other information to stay informed.

Stay healthy!
For those in need of communication; the Lifeline program from NYS is supported by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and provides subscribers monthly telephone service, broadband Internet access service, or voice-broadband bundled service from participating carriers.

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Updated Guidelines Listed Below for Malls, Food Courts and More

JCEO - Food Services Program

The Food Services Program distributes food to vulnerable, low-income populations with limited access to food in Franklin, Clinton, and St. Lawrence Counties. We do this by (1.) recovering local food and (2.) farming fresh vegetables. The Food Services Program delivers this food to over 25 food pantries across three counties, right to their door!
The program also operates its own food pantry every Friday, where clients can receive nutrition education and the opportunity to sign up for other programs they qualify for, such as SNAP. The Food Services food pantry at 43 Valco Dr. in Malone is open on Fridays from 10:00-12:00, with the exception to those months in which there is a 5th Friday and no services are offered on that day. 
The Food Services Program has a New York State Department of Health certified kitchen to package produce for sale, and operates two greenhouses and four gardens. In 2018, the program recovered over 120,000 pounds of food, farmed 3,500 pounds of fresh produce at the program site, and distributed another 3,300 pounds of produce through a partnership with Bare Hill Correctional Facility. 

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Webinars: Did you miss a webinar?
You can find them all at the North Country Chamber of Commerce website.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has put cross-border shopping trips and vacations on hold since March, and many American businesses along the border say they miss both the revenue and the familiar Canadian faces."

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Exemptions for Essential Workers

Exceptions to the travel advisory are permitted for essential workers and are limited based on the duration of time in designated states, as well as the intended duration of time in New York. The Commissioner of Health may additionally grant an exemption to the travel advisory based upon extraordinary circumstances, which do not warrant quarantine, but may be subject to the terms and conditions applied to essential workers or terms and conditions otherwise imposed by the Commissioner in the interest of public health.

Short Term – for essential workers traveling to New York State for a period of less than 12 hours.

Medium Term – for essential workers traveling to New York State for a period of less than 36 hours, requiring them to stay overnight.

Long Term – for essential workers traveling to New York State for a period of greater than 36 hours, requiring them to stay several days.
Governor Cuomo issues a daily update on COVID-19, including policy updates, resources, and ways you can help. Sign up here for the latest COVID-19 updates from New York State.