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Unfortunately, unemployment continues to plague specific regions and industries including hospitality, hotel and entertainment as well as office work and many others. That is why the federal government’s help for claimants must continue beyond September, at least for the short term. The good news is, many businesses have been able to slowly reopen at lower capacities. Over the next few months, capacity is expected to expand and more will re-open helping get people back to work and the economy back on track.

New York State was left to its own at the onset of this pandemic with little- to-no help from the federal government. Information on proper safety protocols was either not available or was late and in confusing and conflicting constructs. The national response was slow and disjointed and as a result too many of our essential workers and their families were needlessly exposed to COVID-19. The subsequent devastation of so many lives and families is something we must ensure never happens again.