Dutchess Business Notification Network Update for Friday, May 1, 2020

Update for Friday, May 1, 2020:

  • The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new COBRA notices for employee benefit plans. The press releases detailing these notices can be found HERE.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released guidance for restaurants and beverage vendors offering take-out or curbside pick-up options. You can view the guidance HERE.
  • The New York Attorney General’s office has released a bulletin regarding the Paycheck Protection Program in multiple languages. The bulletin can be found HERE.
  • Having trouble navigating the SBA PPP Loan and Forgiveness? Here are four resources for you:
  • In today’s (Friday) press conference, Governor Cuomo announced both grade schools and colleges, would remain closed in New York for the remainder of the school year. The decision on summer schools being allowed to operate will be made at the end of May, and will be made in conjunction with the decision to reopen regions. The governor also called for schools to develop plans that take into account the new social distancing guidelines. These plans would be used to reopen the schools at the beginning of the next school year.
  • Governor Cuomo announced the state is directing insurers to waive all cost sharing, co-pays, and deductibles for mental health services for front-line workers.
  • A decision on whether to extend or end the eviction and foreclosure order will be made in June, according to Governor Cuomo.

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.