Important Updates and Resources for COVID-19
On behalf of our entire district, I want to thank the incredible leadership, courage, and resilience of so many at this difficult, unprecedented time as we work together to combat and beat COVID-19.
Voting in Favor of Passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
I voted today to pass the CARES Act, the 3rd legislative phase of Congress’ emergency coronavirus response. This stimulus provides economic relief to small businesses and hardworking families across the North Country.
Watch me speak in support of the bill on the House floor here and above.
Resources for Small Businesses
This new loan program will offer significant relief to small businesses by providing working capital to allow these businesses to keep operations running and people employed.
Tax Relief for Small Businesses
General Information and Resources About Coronavirus
I am continuing to closely monitor the spread of coronavirus and the impact that it is having on the North Country and our nation as a whole. Our district has one of the largest constituencies of seniors in the country, and I am particularly concerned with ensuring they are protected and have the best information available. I remain in close contact with our local elected officials and local healthcare providers to ensure all of my constituents are receiving the most up to date information. For resources and information from the Center for Disease Control, The World Health Organization, and the public health departments of each of our twelve counties, visit my website here.
How to Get in Touch if You Are Out of the Country
We are currently working to help constituents traveling abroad.
County Public Health Resources
Clinton County: (518) 565-4840
Hosting a Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall
This week, I hosted a telephone town hall and was able to answer questions directly from constituents about the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. I was joined by public health officials from Clinton and Jefferson counties and was able to speak to constituents about the new coronavirus relief package, small business issues, healthcare and hospital support, testing kits, and the impacts of the coronavirus across New York State. It is absolutely crucial that during this time when I cannot be meeting with constituents in person, I am communicating with them directly via telephone. I will continue to stay in close contact with our local public health officials, local electeds, and constituents to address the needs of our communities during this unprecedented time.
How to Donate Masks and PPE to County Public Health Departments
I am partnering with state and local officials, county public health departments, and hospitals to urge the public to donate medical personal protective equipment to our county public health departments who are in need. Many of our local business and manufacturers are going above and beyond to pull together as a community. It is truly inspiring to see the strength and heroism throughout the region. I have personally participated in many of the county conference calls with public health officials across our district and one of the top concerns is access to necessary medical personal protective equipment. We need to work together as a community and I am encouraging and asking all NY-21 private businesses, especially our construction, manufacturing, and infrastructure companies, to donate masks and personal protective equipment to our county public health teams who are in need. I want to thank the countless local businesses and manufacturers for already stepping up to help combat and beat Coronavirus. Please call one of my offices or your county public health office if you have PPE you would like to donate.
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