The City of Poughkeepsie has created a video and new “PKGO Forward” logo to welcome the gradual reopening of the area as people get back to work, open their businesses and push for an economic recovery.
The logo features the City’s classic beehive icon
and a forward arrow, building on the City’s PKGO marketing strategy.
“We are excited to move forward with reopening and
believe it is essential to our community,” said City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob
Rolison. “But we have to do it in a responsible way that places health and
safety as the priorities.”
The City of Poughkeepsie is launching the PKGO Forward Economic Recovery Plan, allowing restaurants and retail businesses to expand outdoor seating and displays in response to social distancing requirements enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, which involves no fees for applicants, is designed to assist business owners of restaurants and retail stores in compensating for social distancing restrictions that may limit the number of people in their establishment at one time. It also will enable residents to enjoy their favorite restaurants responsibly. Under proper guidelines, such activities are permitted under the state’s Phase 2 reopening, although indoor dining remains prohibited until Phase 3.