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The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP March 30, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Paycheck Protection Program will likely be one of the more popular programs included in the federal stimulus bill that was just signed into law. Congress wants to help small business employers maintain high employment by offering loans from Small […]

The CARES Act: What Employers Need to Know About the Historic Stimulus Package

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On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, intended to stimulate the national economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would provide $2 trillion in direct financial assistance to Americans, ease access to loans and other economic assistance to businesses of all […]

Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Loan Program Expanded in CARES ACT

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On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, providing an unprecedented level of emergency assistance for individuals, families and businesses affected by the coronavirus epidemic. The legislation includes a new loan program – the Paycheck Protection Program administered through the SBA – that provides up to $349 billion […]

How Social Media Is Shaping Our Fears of — and Response to — the Coronavirus

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BY ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZA MARCH 16, 2020 As many school districts across the nation close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, social media groups and comments sections are becoming ground zero for intense arguments over whether such measures are warranted. “Classic overreaction,” wrote one Facebook user, remarking on a March 4 decision by Washington […]

Updates related to employment, utilities, education, testing capacity, and more, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

TESTING CAPACITY The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially approved New York State to authorize 28 labs to test for novel coronavirus. This will increase capacity from 3,000 to about 6,000 tests per day in the coming week. TELE-HEALTH DURING COVID-19 The Governor announced that the State Department of Financial Services will require insurance […]

STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS ON COVID-19

A number of bills have been introduced to address needs and concerns relating to the COVID-19 outbreak: S7932 Prohibits price gouging with respect to medical supplies during a public health emergency. S7996A Guarantees that any school that chooses to close due to COVID-19 concerns does not lose state funding under the 180 day law. S2520C Provides interest-free loans […]

New York State Plastic Bag Reduction Law: Impact on Farmers Markets

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March 1, 2020, heralds the beginning of the NYS Plastic Bag Reduction Law. There are still many unanswered questions on just exactly how this law is to be implemented. But we do have some information on how it will impact farmers’ markets and direct marketing farmers. read more here… Meg Oakes/OCDOH

Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s February Networking Breakfast with Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana and Village of Goshen Mayor Mike Nuzzolese was a SOLD-OUT event.

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 20, 2020 Goshen, N.Y. – The Goshen Chamber of Commerce hosts their second SOLD-OUT Networking Breakfast for 2020. Their featured speaker was Director of Orange County Tourism & Film Amanda Dana, who updated a packed house with exciting updates in the tourism for Orange County and their newly acquired […]