Coronavirus Updates & News

Coronavirus Updates & News

Keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy.


Dutchess County Business Updates For June 24, 2020


Webinar: On the changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Application for Forgiveness. Networking encouraged during the program.

Host: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce 

Date: Today at 5PM

Sponsors: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Chase Bank and RBT CPAs 


Webinar: Do you know your breakeven point? Can you create cash flow projections? These tools help to control your short- and long-term business strategy, and marketing decisions. Learn to turn numbers into friends to make knowledge-based day-to-day decisions and increase your bottom line.

Host: Small Business Development Center

Date: June 25 at 10AM

Register: HERE

·New policy updates have been issued for the Paycheck Protection Program. Applicants may apply for forgiveness at any time during the Covered Period once they meet the requirement for forgiveness and more. To view the update, clickHERE.

·The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have issued a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states. 

·Phase 4 guidance has been released. Businesses permitted to reopen in Phase 4 include higher education, low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment, low-risk indoor arts and entertainment, and media production. We are on target to reach this Phase on or about July 7. Phase 4 guidance can be found HERE.

You must follow these steps to be prepared to reopen:

1.Go to the NY Forward website HERE

2.Click on “Phase Three Guidance.”

3.Select your industry by scrolling down on the left side navigation bar.

4.Click on and read “View Summary Guidelines” for your industry.

5.Click on and read “Read and Affirm the Detailed Guidelines” for your industry, and then click the link at the bottom of the page orHEREto complete the form and hit submit.

6.Click on “Print Business Safety Plan Template” for your industry, and then print and fill out the template, and keep on file at your place of business.

7.Implement the Safety Plan. 

·Receive complementary temporal thermometer and face coverings for your personal care business:

o   Hair, Nail, Tanning or Wax Salon

o   Barbershop

o   Tattoo/Piercing facility

o   Appearance Enhancement Practitioner

o   Massage Therapy Facility

o   Spa

o   Cosmetologist

·To learn more and to register for these items, click HERE. Courtesy of the County of Dutchess and distributed by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Reminder: Dutchess Tourism is interested in learning the opinions of potential visitors and residents of Dutchess County. Please share your thoughts to help guide the organization as they plan for the economic recovery phase and re-opening of our community. Participate in the Visitor or Resident Sentiment Survey – each take less than 5 minutes – and you'll be entered to win an Adams Fairacre Farms gift card, worth $100! Surveys Close July 2!

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