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the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

Shared Work Program – Your Layoff Alternative

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The Shared Work Program gives you an alternative to laying off workers during business downturns by allowing them to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial Unemployment Insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks.

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Feeling Stressed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety-Provoking Situation

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The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world has led to the spread of fear and panic for individuals and communities. In addition to following physical precautions guidelines, individuals should be taking care of their psychological well-being.

2020 State of the Town Address

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On January 22, 2020, Bethlehem Town Supervisor David VanLuven delivered the State of the Town address. If you missed the event, view the full speech here.

2020 State of the Town

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Bethlehem Supervisor David VanLuven will deliver the Annual State of the Town Address.

Coffee & Conversation with Your Legislators

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Don’t miss your opportunity to connect face-to-face with your local elected officials.

Bethlehem First Night

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Bethlehem’s First Night 2020 Celebration, a family friendly, fun event, will be held on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31st.

UPDATE: Delaware Ave Road Work – Water Main Leak

Due to the leak worsening over the past couple of days, the City of Albany has decided to accelerate their plan to fix the pipeline.

Delaware Avenue Road Work – Water Main Leak

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The current work on Delaware Ave is NOT part of the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets plan.