Dutchess Business Notification Network. Update for Friday, April 3, 2020

  • A list of Hudson Valley SBA PPP Loan Program Providers is now available.
  • Get local assistance in applying for SBA relief funds.
  • The SBA has released a PDF copy of the “Interim Final Rules for the Paycheck Protection Program.”
  • In Governor Cuomo’s press conference today (Friday), the governor announced he has signed an Executive Order that will allow him to take ventilators from parts of the state that are not hard hit by COVID-19, and send them to areas that are current hot spots.
  • The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has expanded the definition of “serious health condition” to include COVID-19.
  • The FBI has released guidance on how individuals and organizations can protect themselves against video-teleconferencing hijacking and “Zoom-bombing.”
  • Walmart is hosting a series of webinars to invite small businesses to supply Walmart Stores and its e-commerce platform. This is a great opportunity for small businesses looking to reach new customers in the current environment. Register online.
  • WMCHealth has established a program called Meal Train at each of their network hospitals in response to an outpouring of support for their front-line workers. Meal Train harnesses the generosity of our community members who are focused on honoring and supporting those working in the hospitals, while driving support to area restaurants, who, are major contributors to our local economy. To learn more, at the WMCHealth website.

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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