Dutchess County Business Updates For July 14, 2020

·The New York Department of Health has released a new rule regarding face coverings. It reads in part, "Business operators and building owners, and those authorized on their behalf shall deny admittance to any person who fails to comply with this section [requiring face coverings] and shall require or compel such persons’ removal."

·Individuals found violating this rule are subject to a $1,000 civil penalty per violation, and businesses are subject to a $2,000 civil penalty per violation. The full rule can be found HERE.

·The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance funds are officially depleted and no new applications will be accepted. If you have already applied and approved for funding, the funds will appear in your account. For additional funding through this program to occur, additional funds will need to be allocated for this program. A full press release can be found HERE.

·Guidance has been released by the state for k-12 schools to use in preparation of reopening. The guidance can be found HERE.

·The Small Business Development Center has released a number of checklists and assessments to assist businesses in determine if they should reopen and how to plan for the future. Those checklists can be found HERE.

·The State will now issue a $2,000 fine for travelers who visit states that are under the travel quarantine order, but fail to fill out a Traveler Health Form. You can find an electronic copy of that form HERE.

REMINDER: If you deferred filing your taxes from the initial April 15 deadline, the new deadline of July 15 is coming up. The deadline will not be extended additionally.

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