Dutchess Business Notification Network Update for Thursday, April 30, 2020 Dutchess County, NY sent this bulletin at 04/30/2020 04:30 PM EDT

Update for Thursday, April 30, 2020:

  • In today‚Äôs (Thursday) press conference, Governor Cuomo announced former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, John Hopkins University, and the State’s Department of Health would manage the “army of tracers.” Tracers will include state, county, and municipal employees. The tracing program will be coordinated with New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Governor Cuomo announced the MTA trains would not run between 1AM and 5AM in order to disinfect and clean the train cars. During this time, essential workers will be provided with for-hire vehicles or buses at no cost if the travel is to or from their job. This shutdown will not effect Metro-North services, but Metro-North trains will also be cleaned every 24 hours.
  • A decision on whether to reopen the schools or close them for the remainder of the school year will be made and announced tomorrow according to Governor Cuomo.
  • The New York State Association of Counties expects counties outside of New York City to lose $2 billion in sales tax and similar revenues. Additionally, they expect Governor Cuomo to cut reimbursements to counties by $1.25 billion.
  • If you are an essential worker, you may qualify for free childcare. To see if you qualify, and to learn more about the program, click HERE.
  • Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will host a small business town hall event today (Thursday) at 4:30PM on Zoom. To participate, click HERE.
  • To view the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s marketing panel webinar and Virtual Business After Hours from Thursday, click HERE.

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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