Find the Latest COVID-19 Updates and Recommendations: The CI Blog »
Coronavirus Resources: COVID-19 Resource Guide »

Daily Briefing – 241

Vaccine Update

 As yesterday morning, New York’s health care distribution sites have received 1,304,050 first doses and already administered 96 percent or 1,246,946 first dose vaccinations and 77 percent of first and second doses. The week 7 allocation from the federal government is in the process of being delivered to providers for administration. 

In the Mid-Hudson Region 179,475 FIRST and SECOND doses  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 240

Vaccine Update- Allocation to States Will Rise 16 Percent

The total week 6 federal allocation of vaccine delivery to providers was complete Sunday. Delivery of the week 7 allocation from the federal government does not begin until the middle of this week. As of 11am yesterday, New York’s health care distribution sites have received 1,304,050 first doses and administered 93 percent or 1,210,339 first dose vaccinations.  President Biden announced yesterday  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 239

Vaccine Update

The total week 6 federal allocation of vaccine delivery to providers was complete Sunday. Delivery of the week 7 allocation from the federal government does not begin until the middle of this week. As of 11am yesterday, New York’s health care distribution sites have received 1,304,050 first doses and administered 88 percent or 1,144,070 first dose vaccinations.

In the Mid-Hudson Region 123,150  

read more »

Daily Briefing -238

Vaccine Update

Governor Cuomo provided an update Saturday on the state’s vaccination program. To date, New York’s health care distribution sites have received 1,178,850 first doses and administered 92 percent or 1,084,814 first dose vaccinations. The week 6 allocation of 250,400 first doses continues to arrive at vaccination providers across New York State, ensuring on hand supply of vaccinations after  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 237

Vaccine Update: 

Governor Cuomo announced NY’s health care distribution sites have administered 93% of first doses received from the federal government, and 91% of first and second doses. In the Mid-Hudson we have administered 84% of the vaccines delivered. 

COVID and “Winter Cluster Plan” Update

Governor Cuomo held a press briefing  yesterday afternoon providing an overview of New York’s COVID-19 tracking data from Wednesday, January 20th. 

Hospitalization  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 236

President Joe Biden Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address

Mr. Biden emphasized themes of unity and recovery in his inaugural address, messages that he returned to repeatedly on the campaign trail on his way to victory over President Trump. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue,” he said. Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama were in attendance and accompanied Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris to a wreath-laying  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 235

“The Terms of the President and the Vice President Shall End at Noon on the 20th Day of January…”

So reads the 20th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Today being the 20th day of January we will see a new President and Vice President sworn into office.  In 1865 – before passage of the 20th amendment, Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office for the second time on March 11th. His second inaugural address, delivered as the Civil was was winding to its conclusion,  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 234

COVID and “Winter Cluster Plan” Update

Governor Cuomo held a press briefing  yesterday afternoon providing an overview of New York’s COVID-19 tracking data from Sunday, January 17th. Governor Cuomo expressed concern that a true “second wave” will occur now that the U.K. strain is present in the community. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said it is possible the U.K. strain will be the dominant variant in the community  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 232

Vaccine Update: New York’s Health Care Distribution Sites Have Administered 83% of Doses Received from Federal Government 

As of Saturday afternoon the state had administered 772,399 doses of the 934,925 that it has received from the Federal government., or 83%.  Another 250,00 doses are expected this week. More than 7 million New Yorkers are eligible in Phase 1B. 

COVID and “Winter Cluster Plan” Update

Governor Cuomo issued a press release yesterday afternoon providing an overview of New York’s COVID-19 tracking data from Saturday, January 16th. 

Hospitalization  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 232

NYT: Older New Yorkers Face Vaccine Red Tape

In the city, over a million older New Yorkers started the week with optimism that they would finally gain access to the vaccine after months of fearing they would fall victim to the coronavirus. But the reality of actually getting the shots has proved to be far more maddening.

Buggy websites, multiple sign-up systems that act in parallel but do not link together and a lack of outreach are causing  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 231

Vaccine Rollout Update

New York has administered 732,066 vaccine doses as of yesterday afternoon.

Governor Cuomo announced that as of yesterday the first three state-run vaccination sites are now open and vaccinating eligible New Yorkers against the COVID-19 virus. The sites are located at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Westchester County Center and New York State Fair Expo Center. Sites at Jones Beach and SUNY Albany will  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 230

Vaccine Rollout Update – New CDC Guidance and the Governor Calls for Patience

The State announced that 645,037 vaccines have been administered to date.

Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their vaccination guidelines to include members of the public that are 65 and older, and those who are immunocompromised. In his press conference yesterday Governor Cuomo stated that New York is going to accept this Federal guidance. The CDC has not yet defined who falls  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 229

Phase 1B – New York Expands its COVID-19 Vaccine Pool By 3.2 Million People 

New York will now offer COVID-19 vaccines to a wider group of residents after the state’s previously strict eligibility guidelines meant medical providers were forced to throw out unused doses.

State authorities have investigated healthcare providers who may have violated its vaccination plans. Despite the previously strict criteria, hospitals in the state face a $100,000 fine if they don’t  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 228

Vaccine Distribution Update – Phase 1B Starts Today

In Friday’s press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that starting Starting today, New York State will begin scheduling vaccinations for “Phase 1b” groups—the next category of people eligible for the vaccine. This group includes: People aged 75 and up; education workers (pre-K through 12 teachers and education workers, licensed and registered child care providers, and  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 227

COVID and “Winter Cluster Plan” Update

Governor Cuomo held a press briefing yesterday morning providing an overview of New York’s COVID-19 tracking data from Wednesday, January 6th. 

Hospitalization tracking data for the Mid-Hudson region and the rest of the State are below.  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 226

After Unprecedented, Raucous Day US Congress Accepts Electoral College Result

Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.

Immediately afterward, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an “orderly transition” when Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20, although he repeated  

read more »

Press Release: 2020 Compensation and Benefits Survey Results


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
2020 Compensation and Benefits Survey Results

NEWBURGH, NY January 6–The Council of Industry is pleased to provide some highlights of the results of its 2020 Compensation and Benefits Survey completed by 31 Hudson Valley manufacturing businesses. The survey was conducted with the support of Ethan Allen Personnel Group and Rose & Kiernan Insurance over parts of November and December 2020.

Size and Make-Up

55% of the firms had  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 225

Updated Plan to Expedite New York Vaccine Process Focuses on Nursing Homes, Hospitals and “Special Efforts” 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed an updated plan to expedite the vaccine process in New York after saying that the process was moving too slowly.  According to the governor, who shared the state’s updated plan Tuesday despite it being his usual on-cam off day, the new distribution process consists of three focus areas: nursing homes, hospitals and what Cuomo calls “special efforts.”

The  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 224

Cuomo: New York Hospitals Need to Speed up Coronavirus Vaccinations – Threatens Fines

COVID-19 vaccines are not being distributed fast enough by many of New York’s hospital networks, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a Monday press conference, and if the pace doesn’t pick up, hospitals could be fined or could lose access to future tranches of vaccines.

Under the new guidelines, vaccines must be distributed by hospitals within one week of receiving them, and if they are not,  

read more »

Daily Briefing -223

COVID and “Winter Cluster Plan” Update

Governor Cuomo issues a press release yesterday afternoon providing an overview of New York’s COVID-19 tracking data from Saturday, January 2nd. 

Hospitalization tracking data for the Mid-Hudson region and the rest of the State are below.  

read more »

Local Colleges Offering Manufacturing Programs and Courses

Council of Industry Partner Podcasts

Manufacturing Programs and Courses

Dutchess Community College

Electrical Technology (ELT)

A.A.S. program that prepares students for entry level work in electro-mechanical technician trade OR for transfer degree programs at other SUNYs.

Engineering Science (Transfer) (ES)

A.S. program for students looking to transfer to four-year university to pursue engineering.

Both programs are offered for credit. Some classes are still available for the spring 2021 semester.  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 222

COVID and “Winter Cluster Plan” Update

Governor Cuomo held a press briefing yesterday afternoon providing an overview of New York’s COVID-19 tracking data from Tuesday, December 29th. In addition to the Buffalo Bills announcement (see story below) the governor announced that a total of 203,000 New Yorkers have received the first dose of vaccine. Next week the State will open eligibility to ambulatory care health care workers and public  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 221

NYS Updates Quarantine Guidelines to Align With CDC 

Governor Cuomo yesterday announced updated quarantine guidelines for New York which are consistent with the latest Centers for Disease Control guidance. Under the new guidelines, individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end their quarantine after 10 days without a testing requirement as long as no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. After day 10 is reached, individuals must continue  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 220

NYS Vaccine Update

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 140,000 New Yorkers have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to date. New York expects to receive another 259,000 doses this week, with 139,400 coming from Pfizer and 119,600 coming from Moderna. The Governor also announced that the state is expanding the priority populations eligible to receive a vaccine to include urgent care center employees,  

read more »

Daily Briefing – 219

Remain Diligent Council Members – US Surgeon General Says “Very Concerned” About Possible Post-Holiday Surge

We urge our members to remain diligent a focused to prevent the spread of COVID in your workplace. 

“We’re very concerned and we always see a little bit of a bump after holidays, and sometimes a large bump,” US Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams said when asked about concerns about a post-holiday surge of Covid-19 and the number of people who traveled. 

Read more at CNN

COVID and “Winter Cluster Plan” Update

Governor Cuomo issued  

read more »