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Skoufis and Metzger Resume In Person Appointments

Senators Metzger and Skoufis Welcome In-Person Appointments in Their District Offices

New York State Senators Jen Metzger and James Skoufis, along with Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson, are once again offering in-person meetings by appointment at their district offices, beginning on Tuesday, June 23, as the Mid-Hudson Region enters phase three of reopening. All offices will also continue to be available to constituents remotely by phone, email, and through virtual appointments as they have been since the start of the pandemic.

Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Metzger, Senator Skoufis, Assemblemember Jacobson, and staff in their respective offices worked remotely to provide continuous service to constituents. All offices worked around the clock to help thousands of constituents navigate the Department of Labor’s unemployment insurance system, and provided other forms of needed assistance during this public health crisis.

“Working remotely didn’t slow our office down one bit, but I very much miss meeting with constituents to discuss their ideas and concerns, and I am glad to get back to in-person office appointments,” said Senator Jen Metzger. “We will closely follow all health protocols to ensure everyone’s safety as we continue our efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and protect public health.”

“I’m proud of our team which hasn’t missed a beat during the past three months and now, as the Mid-Hudson region enters phase three, we look forward to resuming in-person appointments for our constituents who require a face-to-face meeting,” said Senator Skoufis. “These past several months, our office has helped nearly 4,000 people get their unemployment benefits and countless others navigate through this turbulent time. While we will certainly continue to offer assistance online or by phone, I’m glad that our region is on the right track and we can begin to again meet constituents in our physical offices.”

“While my staff at both my Newburgh and Poughkeepsie offices continued to handle hundreds of unemployment claims and other constituent concerns, it is better to be able to meet in person,” said Assemblymember Jacobson.

To request an appointment with Senator Metzger, you can fill out a meeting request form at http://bitly.com/ senatormetzger or call her Middletown office at (845) 344-3311, or her Liberty office at (845) 292-0215.

To request an appointment with Senator Skoufis please email skoufis@nysenate.gov or call his office at (845) 567-1270. Appointments will be available in both his Newburgh and North Rockland offices.

To request an appointment with Assemblymember Jacobson, please email jacobson@nyassembly.gov  or call 845-562-0888 (Newburgh) or 845-763-7011 (Poughkeepsie).

All visitors and staff will be required to wear face coverings and both offices will follow social-distancing protocols during appointments. Face coverings will be provided if individuals do not have them. Hand sanitizer will be available and offices will regularly disinfect between appointments.

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