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New York On PAUSE

It is critically important that our community continue to practice social distancing and adhere to Governor Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” executive order through April 29th.  Dutchess County will experience its surge in the next two weeks so we need to be extra vigilant. The key points are as follows:

*All non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;

*Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are canceled or postponed at this time;

*Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;

*When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;

*Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a tele-health visit to to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;

*Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; and

*Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes

Violations of this order would be subject to punishment and fines per the State enforcement directives. “The fine for such violation by an individual who is participating in any gathering which violates the terms of the orders or is failing to abide by social distancing restrictions in efffect in any place which is not their home shall not exceed $1,000.