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Governor Cuomo’s Press Conference 4/2/2020 In Governor Cuomo’s Thursday press conference, he announced that the health insurance marketplace will remain open until May 15. Governor Cuomo also asked any company that can create personal protective equipment for hospital or emergency

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SBA Releases Details on $349 Billion Paycheck Protection Program

The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The Program will provide much-needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed. This legislation provides small business job retention

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Greene County Launches Local Take 5 For NY

 Greene County Launches Local Take 5 For NY  A County-wide initiative encourages residents to call and check on one another  Greene County, New York (March 31, 2020) – Take 5 for New York is a new county-wide campaign that is being launched to encourage Greene County residents to take five

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Greene County Transit will be On-Call Route Service Beginning Friday, March 27, 2020. 

Greene County Transit will be dropping down to an On-Call Route Service beginning Friday, March 27, 2020.  Call (518) 943-3625 to schedule public transportation up to 5PM on the day before the ride is needed.  This will be the most beneficial

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A Message to Residents from Patrick S. Linger – Chair, Greene County Legislature

A Message to Residents from Patrick S. Linger – Chair, Greene County Legislature “Be Prepared, Not Scared” Dear Friends,   This is an unsettling time for our country and our community, as we are in a public health emergency due

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In-Person Workforce for Essential Services Only

Issued By NYS Executive Order 202.8 Effective on March 22 at 8 p.m.: All businesses and not-for-profit entities in the state shall utilize, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from home procedures that they can safely utilize.

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Greene County Press Release (COVID-19) – March 20th, 2020_Updated March 23rd

Legislature Chairman Patrick S. Linger 411 Main Street Suite 408 Catskill, NY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE March 20, 2020 (Updated March 23, 2020)   A Message to Our Visitors, Weekenders and Second Homeowners Catskill, NY – The Greene County

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Determining If A Business Enterprise Is Subject to a 75% Workforce Reduction

Note: Executive Order 202.8 revised the below to a 100% in-person workforce reduction starting no later than 8 p.m. on March 22, 2020. On March 18, 2020, Executive Order 202.6 (or as revised) directed that all businesses and not-for-profit entities

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All Barbershops & Personal Care Services are to Closed on March 21st at 8pm by Executive Order

Issued By NYS Executive Order 202.7 Effective on March 21 at 8 p.m.: All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors and related personal care services will be closed to members of the public. This shall also include nail technicians,

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Employers Directed to Reduce In-Person Workforce by Executive Order

*Please note: As of March 22 at 8 p.m. in-person workforce is to be reduced by 100%. See updated information in Executive Order 202.8. Issued By NYS Executive Order 202.6 Effective on March 20 at 8 p.m.: All businesses and

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