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

Coronavirus Social Media

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

IRON HORSE SANCTUARY WINERY EVENT SNEAK PEEK!

Iron Horse Sanctuary

WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:  A BEAUTIFUL BUFFET OF SUMPTUOUS FOODS & DESERTS FROM WARWICK WINERY’S PANE CAFÉ & GRILL – TWO COMPLEMENTARY DRINKS (WINE & CIDER) AND LIVE MUSIC.  $65 PER PERSON TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON OUR WEBSITE – WWW.IRONHORSESANCTUARY.ORG RAFFLE TICKETS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE GIFT CERTIFICATE […]

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.

Orange County Tourism

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 […]

Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s January Networking Breakfast with County Executive Steve Neuhaus was a SOLD-OUT event.

County Executive Neuhaus, Executive Director Barbara Martinez, Board President Mark Kalish

Goshen, N.Y. – The Goshen Chamber of Commerce kicks off the New Year with a SOLD-OUT January Networking Breakfast. Their featured speaker was County Executive Steve Neuhaus, who updated a packed house with Orange County goals and projects for 2020. Their “opening speaker” was the Junior League of Orange County, speaking on the realities of […]

Goshen Chamber to host Goshen Business Forum

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We are dedicated to helping support, promote and bring value to our members. We are also dedicated to helping in the strength and growth of our community. We believe by working together with members and non-members we can make great strides towards the health of our community. The Goshen Chamber of Commerce cordially invites Goshen […]