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Dutchess Business Notification Network Updates

LATEST EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE AND CONSUMER LINKS

 

Updated 03/29 9:30 p.m.

 

BUSINESS NEWS:

 

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ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES DEFINED:

 

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

 

 

SBA DISASTER LOAN ASSISTANCE:

 

Dutchess County business are eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program through the Small Business Administration (SBA).  The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

 

To apply online go to: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html

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  • If you have questions or need assistance contact the Small Business Administration (800) 659-2955

 

  • For further guidance and instruction on applying for an SBA loan you can also reach out to the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (845) 802-9150

 

LOCAL LOAN ASSISTANCE:

 

If a small business needs immediate cash flow, they can apply for an Emergency Express Loan with Community Capital New York (CCNY) for up to $10,000 with expedited closing. Please see the terms in the link https://lnkd.in/dNiHUGP

 

www.communitycapitalny.org

 

FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES:

 

The state’s Shared Work Program which lets you keep trained staff and avoid layoffs. Employees can receive partial Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours. Full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are eligible. Here’s the link:

 

https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/employerinfo/shared-work-program.shtm

 

 

SURVEYING BUSINESS NEEDS FOR NOW AND IN PREPERATION FOR BUSINESS RESTORATION:

 

Click on the link below so that we can determine what your current and future needs are so we can find solutions and request assistance from the appropriate agency or government.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CT3GM97

 

 

STATE CALL FOR PRODUCT AND MANUFACTURERS:

 

Additionally, amid a shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used. Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646-522-8477 or covid19supplies@exec.ny.gov.

 

The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtains in the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov.

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AFFECTED EMPLOYEES:

 

If you are filing a new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim, the day you should apply is based on the first letter of your last name:

 

Monday – last name starts with A – F

Tuesday – last names starting with G – N

Wednesday – last names starting with O – Z

 

If you missed your filing day, file your claim on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Filing later in the week will not delay your payments or affect the date of your claim.

 

Any claim you file will be backdated to the date you became unemployed. If you are eligible, you will be paid for all benefits due.

 

The telephone filing hours have been extended as follows:

 

Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 7:30 pm.
Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Saturday, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm

 

Call to file 1-888-209-8124 or go online: https://applications.labor.ny.gov/IndividualReg/

 

 

 

If you are uncertain about your qualification for benefits, more information regarding the new federal act and other COVID-19 updates will be posted in the Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Insurance During the Coronavirus Emergency.

 

 

 

 

You can also visit: https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/cares-act.shtm

 

 

LABOR REPORTING:

 

NYSDOL COVID-19 LABOR COMPLAINTS

 

https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/coronavirus-complaints.shtm

 

OTHER LABOR COMPLAINTS:

 

(212) 416-8700

labor.bureau@ag.ny.gov

 

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS:

 

https://formsnym.ag.ny.gov/OAGOnlineSubmissionForm/faces/OAGCFCHome

 

 

 

LOOK FOR THE HELPERS! Who to Call for Help in Pine Plains

Police: 911

Gregg Pulver, for seniors needing help buying groceries or picking up meds: 914-474-0908

If you need your prescriptions from elsewhere, you can change the pharmacy to Pine Plains Pharmacy

If you cannot afford food: Willow Roots, 23 N. Main Street 518.751-0164 (They will communicate with Food Locker)

Town Hall: 518.398.8600 ext 1

School meals: contact mealorder@ppcsd.org  Include names of children. Pick-up is 8:30am-10:30am at VOTER ENTRANCE to Stissing Mountain High School Monday through Friday  Delivery available. Contact email address. This updates constantly: now at M-W-F distribution.

STATE HOTLINE: 888-364-3065

PINE PLAINS HELPLINE: 518-965-1875

Dutchess County Stabilization Center for Mental Illness or Addiction Help: 845-485-9700

 

COVID-19 Highway Department Response

UPDATE! ALL HIGHWAY PERSONNEL ARE SHELTERING IN PLACE UNLESS CALLED INTO SERVICE FOR EMERGENCY. BE ASSURED THAT SHOULD IT SNOW, THEY WILL BE OUT IN FORCE WITH SALT, SAND AND PLOWS!

Update To ensure the safety of our employees and the public, the Highway Department office building is now officially closed until further notice. The property will remain open for recycling and brush drop off. Highway Superintendent, Secretary, and Highway Crew will be working, the building will be locked to visitors. Please call us if you have any highway related concerns. Our office number is (518) 398-6662 or the Highway Superintendent may be reached on her cell phone at (518) 965-1876.

CLOSINGS AS OF 3.16.2020

IMPORTANT CLOSINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

Town Hall building is now officially closed. Supervisor, Secretary, and Town Clerk will be in, but the door will be locked to visitors. Please call us if you need something. Updates on town website at www.pineplains-ny.gov and Facebook. If we hold Town Board Workshop and Meeting this week, we will live-stream it. No audience, as per the suspension of the Open Meetings Law.

The Library is closed.

The Court is closed: effective 5pm Monday March 16th. The Court will contact any litigants with new dates. Arraignments will be processed in Poughkeepsie.

The Stissing Center is closed and all events cancelled through May.

The schools are closed.

The re-naming of the post office will be re-scheduled.

Peck’s, the pharmacy and all restaurants are open for takeout and delivery only. Call ahead. Please support them!

Hometown Heroes Applications now available

Criteria: The serviceperson must have lived in Pine Plains at the time they entered the military.

Banner sponsorship is $200

Banners will be flown from poles in town May-November

Required: Application available at Town Hall and here on the website under Background Materials and Applications, along with a DD-214 Form and a photo of the hero in military uniform.**

Please call Alice at 518-398-8600 ex 1 with any questions.

**If you do not have access to the information needed to sponsor someone, we can help locate them with the aid of the VFW/American Legion, so do not hesitate to call.

Applications can be dropped off or mailed to:  Town of Pine Plains  PO Box 955, Pine Plains, NY 12567