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COVID 19 Update 33

Post: Apr. 13, 2020

Cuomo Orders Employers to Provide Essential Workers with Masks – When They Are Interacting With the Public

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that he will order employers who are still open and interacting with the public to provide workers with some sort of face covering.

A forthcoming executive order will direct “employers to provide essential workers with a cloth or surgical facemask to their employees when they are interacting with the public. And they should provide those masks cost-free,” he said. 

While this is not likely to effect manufacturing operations nearly all Council member firms are making masks available to their employees.

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Ostroff Associates Update

We wanted to share this update from the firm that represents the Manufacturing Alliance in Albany, Ostroff Associates.  Like many Council of Industry friends, members and associate members they have been wonderful partners. 

“As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis together, please continue reaching out to us as issues arise for you and for your businesses. We are and will continue to remain in regular contact with key stakeholders at the State Agencies and with the Administration to advocate on your behalf.”

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Cuomo Says He Wants New York ‘to Reopen as Soon as Possible’

“We need the economy working, people need a paycheck, life has to function. When do we reopen?” Cuomo continued. “Look, the answer is we want to reopen as soon as possible. Everyone does on a societal level; everyone does on a personal level.”

“We want to reopen as soon as possible. The caveat is, we need to be smart in the way that we reopen,” he added. “It means a coordinated approach, it means a regional approach, and it means a safe approach,” to reopening schools and businesses in New York and neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut. “We made very difficult decisions together and we implemented them together,” he said. Watch his remarks.

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Fauci Says ‘Rolling Reentry’ Possible as Soon as Next Month

But the nation’s top infectious disease expert also repeatedly cautioned against a blanket reopening of the economy.

Fauci says ‘rolling reentry’ possible as soon as next month But the nation’s top infectious disease expert also repeatedly cautioned against a blanket reopening of the economy.

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Council of Industry Will Host a Series of County Based Manufacturing CEO Online Discussions – Dutchess is April 14th 

As this crisis unfolds the Council of Industry is using all its resources to keep its members up to date with the latest information and resources to keep their employees safe and their businesses operating.

We will host small online discussions manufacturing CEO’s.  Harold King will share the latest updates and facilitate a conversation with participants. We hope these discussions will also provide our members an opportunity to share common experiences and establish best practices. We would love to hear from you.

If you are an Manufacturing Leader and want to participate contact jhansen@councilofindustry.org to reserve your spot and receive login credentials.

This small group discussion is part of our effort to gather insight into your experiences and provide better assistance.      

Ulster County Thurs 4/9 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Dutchess/Columbia  Tues 4/14 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm       
Orange/Rockland Wed 4/15 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm       
Westchester/Putnam Thurs 4/16 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm    

 SHRM Provides Answers to the Most Common Coronavirus Questions To Help You Keep Your Employees Informed

Would an employee who is afraid of coming to work and contracting COVID-19 be eligible for paid sick leave? How and when do employers apply for the tax credit? Find the answers to those frequently asked questions and many more.

Note: While this is filled with useful tips and information the Leave Section does NOT include NYS Leave Law.  

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