March 24 2020
COVID-19, General, Manufacturing

COVID-19 Products Needed for New York State: Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

New York State is looking for manufacturers that can help produce critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. The state is encouraging companies that have the proper equipment and personnel to begin manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products, such as masks. We would like to hear from you. If you have already transitioned (or are

March 20 2020
COVID-19, General

CEG Tips for Essential and Non-Essential Manufacturers under 100% Workforce Reduction Mandate

Starting the night of Sunday March 22, New York State will require a 100 percent workforce reduction for non-essential businesses. CEG is first advising Capital Region manufacturers to determine whether they satisfy the criteria for “essential manufacturing,” as outlined in an Empire State Development (ESD) Guidance on Executive Order 202.6.  Essential Manufacturer Options To enhance

March 20 2020
COVID-19, General

NYS Issues Guidance on Essential Business

New York State has issued guidance as to what businesses are considered essential and those subject to the mandated 75% workforce reduction. We strongly encourage ALL businesses review these requirements and comply given the greater need for public health and safety.    However, if you feel your business provides an essential service, consistent with New

March 20 2020
COVID-19, General

The Share Work Option for Manufacturers Looking to Keep Workers Safe and Meet Workforce Reductions

Manufacturers looking for ways to keep their workers safe and reduce their workforces to 25 percent in response to COVID-19-related reduction requirements may want to consider a Share Work Program. This New York State Department of Labor program enables employers to keep trained staff and avoid layoffs. Capital Region companies interested in a shared work

March 19 2020
COVID-19, General

Takeaways from and Tips Relating to Executive Order for Workforce Restrictions and Essential Services

Below are some CEG tips and takeaways from Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6  requiring non-essential businesses to reduce their n-person workforce at any work locations by 50 percent (later stated to be reduced to 25 percent) no later than March 20 at 8 p.m. The workforce restrictions take effect at 8 p.m. Friday so businesses

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