COVID 19 Update 9

Empire State Development has now posted guidance intended to assist businesses in determining whether they are an essential business and steps to request such designation.  

Please click on this link to view the guidance. 

If your business falls clearly into one of the categories (as a first or second  tier supplier) listed in the guidance, no further action is needed at this time.

If your business does not fall within the categories, you must complete this form and submit it to  

Should you have question you can call Harold King (845) 565-1355 or email him at


Timmons: Don’t Shut Manufacturers Down When They’re Needed

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons had an urgent request for America’s state and local leaders: label manufacturers “essential businesses” and “essential infrastructure” so they can keep making goods that ensure our “comfort and survival.”


DHS issues guidelines defining critical jobs during the coronavirus crisis

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (part of DHS) has put out guidelines to help states and localities figure out which workers are “critical,” and they include manufacturing workers, reports The Hill.

The extensive list of critical positions also include those in law enforcement, farm workers, veterinarians, petroleum and natural gas workers, mass transit employees, air traffic controllers, information technology professionals supporting critical networks, and those working in manufacturing, among many others.


A Positive Coronavirus Update—Life In China Returning To Normal—As Flights To London Resume

For anyone looking for some positive headlines regarding the most talked about topic online, they may seem few and far between.

Forbes Reports that just one new case of COVID-19 was reported on Monday this week in China domestically as parks restaurants and even domestic tourism begins to recover.