Stefanik Announces NY-21 COVID-19 Working Groups: Protecting North Country Public Health and the Path Forward for Gradual Reopening of the North Country Economy

April 30, 2020
Press Release

Saratoga, NY – Since Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has been appointed to serve on the President's Task Force to Re-Open America and a Bipartisan NE Congressional Delegation Task Force focused on the COVID-19 crisis, she will be launching NY-21 Working Group Listening Sessions to gather input and recommendations from community leaders across the district. 

“I'm honored to serve on President Trump's Bipartisan Task Force on Reopening the Economy, as well as the Bipartisan Northeast Congressional COVID-19 Regional Recovery Task Force,” said Congresswoman Stefanik.  “Since my office announced my position on these Task Forces, we have been inundated with suggestions and policy proposals to address all aspects of the COVID-19 crisis. Gathering input directly from my constituents and local public health officials and community leaders is the most effective way to create solutions on the federal level to protect public health and gradually get the North Country back to work safely. Our North Country public health officials, hospitals, county and local elected officials, small businesses, farmers, and school officials will have a seat at the table in these critical policy solutions as we work our way through this challenging time."

The purpose of these working groups is to gather input and recommendations directly from NY-21 public health officials, hospitals, county and local elected officials, small businesses, farmers, and school officials on the path forward to protect public health and tackle the significant economic challenges in the North Country. Additionally, these calls will provide strong information sharing venues for creative solutions as our region continues to tackle this crisis. 

Congresswoman Stefanik will be inviting State Senators and Assembly Members who represent different regions throughout NY-21 to participate in these working group listening sessions. 

 The following working groups will be comprised of NY-21 community leaders who will share their priorities, ideas, and proposals in conference calls to discuss ongoing concerns and develop policy recommendations. More working groups and listening sessions may be added. The first calls will focus on the critical public health guidance from our county elected officials and hospitals. 

These conference calls will function as working meetings and will be open to the press to listen in. Calls will begin on Monday, May 4th. More details to follow.

NY21 Working Groups: 

  • County Public Health Officials
  • Hospitals and Community Health Centers
  • Local and County Elected Officials
  • Small Businesses (with Chambers of Commerce)
  • Manufacturers (with Chambers of Commerce)
  • Dairy Issues
  • Non-Dairy Agriculture Issues
  • Higher Education
  • School Superintendents (K-12/BOCES)
  • Northern Border 
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Non-Profits
  • Special Events

Forthcoming press releases will provide participant list, dates and times for each call.

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