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C-GCC Releases Campus Reopening Plan

Columbia-Greene Community College has released its campus reopening plan, an 11-page document that outlines protocols for the Fall 2020 semester, including social-distancing requirements, disinfecting procedures, and classroom sizes.   C-GCC has conducted all courses online and remotely since March 2020. The Fall semester, slated to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8, will

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Greene County On Track to Enter Phase IV Next Week

The Capital Region remains on-schedule for a Phase IV reopening on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. In the last 24 hours, the Governor’s office has released new guidance for Higher Education, Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment, Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment,

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County ESC Providing Local Businesses with PPE & Supplies

Greene County NY Public Notice

UPDATE: ALL PPE SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED AS OF JULY 28, 2020   Greene County ESC Providing Local Businesses with PPE & Supplies The Emergency Services Center has an abundance of safety supplies that are available to local businesses, Greene County

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SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened

Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal

Posted in Finance

Greene County Releases COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

At the direction of the Greene County Legislature, a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Team was established in April 2020 to provide guidance and assistance to local employers and engage consumers with positive messaging during the phased re-opening of the regional economy.

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Multiple Recovery Finance Programs Available to Small Businesses & Not-For-Profits

New York Forward Loan Fund The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS

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SBDC Announces NY Forward Loan Program Webinars

The New York Small Business Development Center

Governor Cuomo recently announced the NY Forward Loan Program for small businesses, non-profits and landlords. The NY Forward Loan Program is designed to provide assistance to small businesses, non-profit organizations and landlords that have not been able to access the

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NYS Issues Detailed Requirements for Business Reopening in Phase 1

The official NY Forward COVID Response website has been updated to include a set of detailed requirements for businesses to open under Phase 1 beginning Friday, May 15th in regions that have met all 7 metrics for reopening.  These regions

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Greene County Legislature Obtains Over 1,000 COVID-19 Test Kits from NYS

Working toward the safe reopening of our county businesses, the Greene County Legislature has secured over 1,000 COVID-19 test kits from the New York State Department of Health. The Greene County Public Health Department (GCPHD) in partnership with Greene County

Posted in Public Safety

Governor’s NY Forward Reopening Plan

The Governor outlined guidelines that will help regions create individual plans based on facts and data to reopen New York. See: What are the 10 regions of the state? The state will monitor core factors to determine if a region

Posted in Public Safety