Dutchess Business Notification Network Update

Update for Wednesday, April 29, 2020:

  • Reusable cloth face coverings are being made available to essential businesses and nonprofit organizations located in Dutchess County. The face coverings are being provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the State of New York, Dutchess County Government, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Dutchess Tourism Inc., and Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC. To register to pick up these face coverings, click HERE.
  • Dutchess County was listed by Governor Cuomo as one of the counties that will be allowed to begin offering elective surgeries again. Dates of return service and hospital requirements will follow.
  • In an effort to help smaller banks process PPP loans, until 11:59 p.m. today, only institutions with less than $1 billion in assets will be able to file. After this time window, all institutions will once again be able to file.
  • In today‚Äôs (Wednesday) press conference, Governor Cuomo announced he has ordered the MTA to put forward a plan to clean each subway car nightly. This will follow MTA workers being tested for anti-bodies.
  • Governor Cuomo also stated there was no way to force workers to return to their jobs if their company is cleared to reopen. This follows concerns brought by businesses about individuals making more on unemployment than they were making while working.
  • Governor Cuomo said he will rely on the transmission rate and hospital capacity numbers to determine if and where the state can begin to reopen. This is part of the 12-point guidelines he published as a road map to reopen and can viewed HERE.
  • Governor Cuomo said he does not expect the State Fair to occur this year.
  • Governor Cuomo also said he would expand Coronavirus testing criteria to include front-line workers to preserve their safety and health.
  • Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will host a small business town hall event tomorrow at 4:30PM on Zoom. To participate, click HERE.
  • The state will be sending $25 million in financial aid to food banks across the state. If you are interested in finding a way to help food banks in the state, you can email COVIDPhilanthropies@exec.ny.gov.

If you have any questions regarding the information in this notification or any other business related concerns and suggestions, please email Contact@DutchessBNN.com. Please do NOT contact elected officials regarding information in this email as they are currently inundated with handling the government response to this crisis. This network was created to help coordinate responses and share the burden, and we ask that you please contact us with any questions or concerns so our elected officials can focus on their task at hand. Thank you for your continued support through this time.

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