Updates through DutchessDelivery Dutchess Business Notification Network

Below are updates and resources for businesses, employers, and employees. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you believe would benefit from this information.

Update for Tuesday, June 30

  • The Department of Labor has released an online tool to help individuals determine if they qualify for paid sick leave due to COVID-19. It can be found HERE. A tool for employers is currently being developed.
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order mandating a 14 quarantine and eliminating emergency paid sick leave benefits for individuals that voluntarily travel to states on New York’s Travel Advisory list. The Executive Order can be found HERE. The Travel Advisory list can be found HERE.
  • Governor Cuomo also approved an additional 30 day extension of his Executive Order that allows restaurants and bars to serve cocktails and wine to go.
  • Beginning July 6, outdoor, low-risk sports and recreational activities can resume. The full list can be found HERE.
  • OSHA is reminding employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure. Guidance on how to ensure your employees are safe can be found HERE.
  • Our region is targeted to enter Phase 4 on July 7, but businesses and organizations can begin preparing now to reopen.
  • Regions in Phase 4 are also permitted to hold social gatherings of up to 50 people; and indoor religious gatherings will be allowed at up to 33% of the indoor site’s capacity.

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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