Mid-Hudson ESD Office: COVID Updates & Resources as of 7.21.2020

“As infection rates increase in 41 other states, our numbers continue to steadily decline, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers and our incremental, data-driven opening. Yesterday, we had our lowest death toll since the pandemic began – and with no fatalities in New York City. While today’s numbers are encouraging, we must remain vigilant.”

Gov. Andrew CuomoCOVID-19 Business Resources for Orange County, NY - Coronavirus Resources

Updates: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces Individuals Traveling to New York From 10 Additional States Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days 

  • Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington Meet Metrics to Qualify for Travel Advisory
  • State Liquor Authority Suspended License of Four Bars and Restaurants Downstate
  • 1.29 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive
  • 2 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday – Lowest Since First Fatalities of Pandemic, No Fatalities in New York City
  • Confirms 855 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 408,181; New Cases in 46

Brand Story & Effective Customer Engagement: This webinar will outline the elements and process of brand story development and how to craft and tell compelling, authentic stories that connect with your audience and lead to sales. Click here to register for this virtual event which will take place Wednesday, July 22, at 12 PM EDT

Fast Track to business Start-Up: This intensive 20 hour virtual workshop will be offered in August. Fast Track is facilitated by a certified New York SBDC Business Advisor and includes a variety of presenters who are experts in all facets of business start-up. The workshop also meets the requirements of SEAP through the Department of Labor. Click here to register for the August 11th, 13th, or 18th

 Phase 4 Guidelines

  • The Mid-Hudson region entered Phase 4 on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.
  • Phase 4 includes guidelines for:
  • higher education institutions
  • Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools
  • low-risk outdoor arts & entertainment, which includes outdoor zoos, botanical gardens, nature parks, grounds of historic sites and cultural institutions, outdoor museums, outdoor agritourism, local agricultural demonstrations and exhibitions; and other similar institutions/activities
  • low-risk indoor arts & entertainment, which includes indoor museums, historical sites, aquariums, and other related institutions
  • media production
  • professional sports competitions with no fans
  • malls
  • Regions in phase 4 are permitted to hold gatherings of up to 50 people so long as appropriate social distancing and face covering requirements are followed.
  • Please continue to monitor the New York Forward website for more details on phase 4 and updates on the reopening of the state.

Key COVID-19 Resources

Wear a Mask. Get Tested. Save Lives.

Thank you,

ESD’s Mid-Hudson Team