5 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe

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Coronavirus cases are steadily growing across North America while millions of people are getting used to the new normal of social distancing and self-quarantine. And guess what? Hackers are having a field day. On March 16th, cybercriminals tried to break into the Department of Health and Human Services’ website looking for network vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, phishing attacks have […]

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

IRON HORSE SANCTUARY WINERY EVENT SNEAK PEEK!

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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 […]