Supporting local businesses and organizations has been paramount through the pandemic. At the outset in early March, County Executive Molinaro mobilized an economic Rapid Response Team, a coalition of local business community partners, and the Dutchess Business Notification Network was established, providing critical information and resources, including guidance about essential and non-essential designations.
For more information, email businessInfo@dutchessny.gov
*Low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment (indoor museums, historical sites, aquariums, etc.) are allowed in Phase 4, as is media and film production, and the state has provided guidance on in-person higher education. The state has not provided guidance on when shopping malls, gyms, and theaters may open.
All eligible businesses who have remained open as “essential” or plan to reopen must have a COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan to protect employees and consumers, make the physical work space safer and implement processes that lower risk of infection in the business.