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Welcome to Phase Two-Please Support Those Businesses That Are Now Open-June 9, 2020

·During the Monday, June 8 press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the deadline for small businesses to file a property tax abatement is being extended by 90 days.

·A new Executive Order has been signed that allows places of worship to reopen in Phase 2 at a 25% capacity basis, with social distancing precautions in place. Guidance on how to clean and disinfect houses of worship can be found HERE. The Executive Order can be found HERE.

·The Executive Order also permits commercial building owners, retail store owners, and those authorized on their behalf to manage public places within their buildings and businesses, to require individuals to undergo temperature checks prior to being allowed admittance. Operators can deny admittance to any individual who refuses to undergo such temperatures check, or any individual whose temperature is above that proscribed by New York State Department of Health Guidelines.

·REMINDER: As the Mid-Hudson region prepares to enter Phase 2 on Tuesday, June 9, remember you must both affirm the state guidelines and create a safety plan. Both of those necessary documents can be found HERE.

·Legislation has been signed by the governor that bans price gouging for personal protective equipment for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can report cases of price gouging HERE.

·The governor signed a new Executive Order that allows summer schools to operate in the state. The Executive Order can be found HERE.

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