COVID-19 RESOURCES

     

     

    COVID-19: Disposable Surgical Masks and Thermometers for Small Businesses

    Disposable surgical masks and infrared thermometers are available at no cost to Morris County small businesses that are interacting with the public on a regular basis to better ensure overall public wellness.

    Surgical masks and thermometers will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one request per business will be considered.

    If approved, you will receive a confirmation email informing you that the items may be picked up in the first-floor lobby of the Morris County Administration & Records Building located at 10 Court Street in Morristown anytime during the next three business days from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders commends you for striving to keep your staff and patrons as safe as possible during this unprecedented time.

     

    https://morriscountynj.seamlessdocs.com/f/MCBizPPE

     

    NJ Chamber Corovavirus & Economic Recovery Update

    NJ Chamber
    Coronavirus & Economic Recovery
    Update
    The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
    November 24, 2020
     
    Today's News for New Jersey Business:
    The state is offering big discounts on PPE for small businesses and nonprofits. Thirteen counties have long-term care facilities with more staffers than residents testing positive for COVID-19. What do kids think of school during the pandemic?
    Discounts on PPE for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Until Dec. 10 – A state program is offering big discounts (up to 70% off) on personal protective equipment for small businesses and nonprofits. Organizations with fewer than 100 employees are eligible — but only until Dec. 10. For more info, click here. (ROI-NJ) 
    Are Long-Term Care Staffers Bringing COVID-19 Into Facilities? – Long-term care facilities in 13 counties have more staffers than residents testing positive for COVID-19. Families of residents are concerned about the risks and the prospect of another round of isolation and no visits. (NJ Spotlight News) 
     
    Trenton Watch – See a list of some of the bills advancing in the state Legislature, and where the N.J. Chamber of Commerce stands on them. 
    What do Kids Think of School During the Pandemic? – As more schools gravitate toward all-virtual learning, what do the students think of taking the risk of in-person learning? (NJ Spotlight News) 
    Tell the State What You Think – How has your business been impacted by COVID-19? What do you need for a safe and productive recovery? Fill out this online survey to share your story and help guide the state's recovery plan. (State of New Jersey)
    Looking at Employee Health Insurance for 2021? – N.J. Chamber of Commerce member companies can enroll in the Members Health Plan that gives you – and your employees – the power of a big employer when it comes to health insurance service and stability of rates. Find out how you can save.
    N.J. Coronavirus Cases - New Jersey Residents
    Total Confirmed Deaths Reported: 14,960
    Total Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported: 309,588
    For data on hospitalizations and discharges, click here.
    Resources
    New Jersey small businesses can buy PPE at a 10% discount through this state program.
    The N.J. Economic Development Authority is offering assistance programs for New Jersey businesses. Information and applications can be found here.
    For the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's guidance on applying for new business grants and acquiring reduced-price PPE, click here.
    For the U.S. Chamber's return-to-work playbook for employers, click here.
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's report on reopening and preparing workplaces for COVID-19.
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Survival Guide has a complete listing of coronavirus resources for small businesses.
    The state's jobs and hiring portal matches employers and candidates.
    For employers to participate, click here.
    New Jersey's website for information on all of the state's business resources during the pandemic.
    New Jersey's website for up-to-date information about COVID-19.
    Have Questions about the Status of an Unemployment Claim? - You can send a message to the state Labor Department through its website – www.myunemployment.nj.gov. Then follow these instructions:
    • On the top of the page, scroll to the right for “Need Help” and unveil the drop-down menu
    • Choose Send an Email
    • Choose Email: Submit a message through the new online form.
    • Follow the prompts
    To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at http://njconsumeraffairs.gov.
    The state set up a 24-hour hotline where health care professionals are answering questions about coronavirus. The toll-free number is 1-800-222-1222. From outside the state, call 1-800-962-1253.
    The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is staying on top of Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. For news media requests, please email Scott Goldstein.
    You are welcome to share the information in this newsletter with your members via email, your website or on social media. If you do, please credit the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce with a link to www.njchamber.com.

     

     

    Rutgers Business School Supply Chain Management Industry Program

     

    Rutgers Business School Supply Chain Management Industry Program

     

     

     

    RETURN TO WORK GUIDELINES

    https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/returntowork_guidelines.pdf

     

    FAQs FOR EMPLOYERS

    https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml

     

    GENERAL FAQs

    https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/covid_returntowork.shtml

     

    Please follow the recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines.

    INFORMATION FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

    New Jersey Commences Payments Under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

    Covering Independent Contractors, Self-Employed, Sole Proprietors, and "Gig" Workers

     

     

    Goldman Sachs, Pursuit to Provide $10 Million for New Jersey Small Business Loans

    CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE

    Resumption of the Paycheck Protection Program

    CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE

     

     

    Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Assistance for Small Businesses: SBA.gov/coronavirus (Español)

    Paycheck Protection Program: SBA.gov/PayCheckProtection

    Find an eligible lender (HERE)

    Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 4/13)

     

    Assistance for American Workers and Families

    Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to Know (Español)

     

    Department of Treasury

    COVID-19 Actions and Updates: Treasury.gov/cares (Updated)

    Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 4/13)

     

    Department of Labor (DOL)

    Paid Leave (HERE)

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (Español)

    Unemployment Insurance (HERE)

    New OSHA Poster Aimed at Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus (Español)

    Guidance on Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Self-Employed Workers, Independent Contractors and Gig Workers (HERE)

     

    Twitter

    The White House- @WhiteHouse

    La Casa Blanca- @LaCasaBlanca (VIDEO)

    FEMA en Español @FEMAespanol

    CDC en Español- @CDCespanol

    IRS News- @IRSnews 

    IRS en Español- @IRSenEspanol

     

     

    Additional Spanish resources

    Pagina web de enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

    Cómo protegerse

    Qué hacer si está enfermo  

    Síntomas

    Personas que necesitan tomar precauciones adicionales

    Si está enfermo

    Tome Medidas para Prevenir la Exposición de los Trabajadores al Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Control de rumores del coronavirus

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Orientación y recursos de préstamos para pequeñas empresas