The Center for Disease Control is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Child Care Scholarships for Essential Workers
The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. and The Early Care & Learning Council (ECLC) are excited to announce that New York is using part of the CARES Act to provide child care for essential workers, at no cost to the worker.
The CARES Child Care Scholarship will be available until 1/10/2021 or as long as the funds to support it are available. All licensed and registered providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in the CARES Scholarship program.
The Program Information Profile is an application to be able to accept CARES Scholarship recipients and payments from The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. to care for those children. Completing this application is not a guarantee that additional children will be added to your enrollment. After completion of the Program Information Profile, you will be contacted by CCCDP with further information about how you can participate in the program.
Thank you for being essential workers yourselves and working tirelessly during this time of uncertainty to care for children in your community.
National Domestic Violence hotline : 800-799-7233
Text or call 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
New York State
New York State Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065
New York State Coronavirus Emotional Support Helpline at 844-863-9314.
Call from 8am-10pm 7 days per week.
New York State Official COVID-19 Website
This contains a summary of the latest information announced by the Governor, public health guidance, and more.
Dutchess County Coronavirus Hotline (845) 486-3555
Dutchess County Mental Health Hotline (24/7): (877) 485-9700
“Restarting Dutchess,” is a multi-pronged initiative to effectively re-open the County’s economy and Dutchess County Government operations, while closely monitoring local and regional metrics to prevent further spread of the COVID-19.
Please see this link for live updates about Coronavirus from Dutchess County.
Nuvance Health Opens COVID-19 Collection Sites in Dutchess and Ulster Counties
you must have a physician’s order and an appointment Mon – Sat 8:30 – 3:30
Dutchess County Economic Development Agency COVID-19 Resource Page for Local Businesses
Dutchess Business Notification Network Centralized Information for Local Businesses
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Guide for Dutchess County Businesses
Dutchess County is a community that truly cares and we have come together to rapidly respond to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Whether you need help getting food, medications, or household essentials or you want to offer help and assistance through monetary donations, collecting or donating goods, volunteering, or more. We can connect you!
Small businesses in Dutchess County Now Eligible for Disaster Relief
Dutchess County business are eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. For further guidance and instruction on applying for an SBA loan you can also reach out to the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (845) 802-9150.
Businesses are encouraged to visit DutchessBNN.com to sign up for daily emails and access important information and resources. Please encourage your local businesses to engage with this valuable resource.
City of Beacon
New York State
New York State is doing all it can to keep New Yorkers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. But we’re stronger if we all work together. Governor Cuomo is calling on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine and PPE products providers and manufacturers to come forward to support the state’s response. It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be disruptive, but we will get through this together.
Dutchess Responds, we can connect you.