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June 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

 6/4/2020 11:41 AM

New rules for eating out. What nursing homes need. New Jersey is a hotspot for Coronavirus research.

New Rules for Eating Out – New Jersey’s outdoor dining rules have been released: No more than eight people to a table. Plastic shields between you and the bartender. Servers bring food on a cart. Guests wait in the car for a table to open. Entry into the physical establishment is not allowed, except to access outdoor dining areas or a restroom. (NJBIZ) 

Restaurants Can Get Creative – Local authorities can decide whether eateries and bars that don’t already have outdoor space can "get creative"and use parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and other areas for seating. The state will allow any establishment with a liquor license to apply for a one-time, special permit to serve alcohol outside. (nj.com) 

The Details on Dining – The rules for restaurants are contained in this executive directive from the state Department of Health. 

What Nursing Homes Need – New Jersey needs a better system to monitor the state’s nursing homes and more muscle to regulate the industry, says an expert report released yesterday. Nursing homes need additional funding to hire more staff and pay better wages and more state involvement when it comes to infection control protocols. (NJ Spotlight) 

More on the Nursing Home Report – Here are the recommendations from the review of New Jersey’s long-term care facilities. 

New Jersey is a Hotspot for Coronavirus Research – New Jersey — with its concentration of research universities, pharmaceutical companies and teaching hospitals — is a hotspot for coronavirus research. Rutgers has more than 25 research projects underway. Princeton University has announced at least a dozen. (nj.com)

Act Fast on Grants for Small Businesses – The NJEDA will begin accepting applications for its new grant program on June 9 – on a first-come, first-served basis. The $45 million program will provide grants up to $10,000 to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. For more details and a sample application, click here.

Want More Info on Grants? Join Us for a Webinar Tomorrow with NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan and Sen. Cory Booker – Among the topics of the webinar on June 5 at 1 p.m. will be the NJEDA's upcoming grant program.

Webinar with Senate President Steve Sweeney – Join the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and NJBIA for a virtual town hall with State Senate President Steve Sweeney on June 9 at 9 a.m. Sweeney will share his views on issues affecting New Jersey businesses during the pandemic, followed by a Q&A session. If you would like to submit a question for the senate president, please send it here.

A Return-to-Work Playbook for Employers – Here you can find sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other resources to help employers and employees return to work safely and successfully. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

Buy From New Jersey Businesses – To promote the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's ‘Buy NJ’ campaign, put this 'postcard' on your website and share it on social media with the hashtags #BuyNJ and #BuyLocalNJ.

Tell the State What You Think – The state is requesting your input to better understand how to help businesses get back to work safely and productively. By filling out this online survey, you will help guide the state’s reopening strategy and upcoming business assistance opportunities.

Get Counted – New Jersey residents can respond to the 2020 Census to ensure the state gets its fair share of federal funding. The Census provides valuable data for businesses, including population trends, growth projections and demographic information. Spread the word! Respond to the Census.


N.J. Coronavirus Cases - New Jersey Residents
(Source: N.J. Health Department)

Total Deaths Reported: 11,880, up from 11,770 yesterday.
Total Positive COVID-19 Tests Reported: 162,068, up from 161,545 yesterday.
For data on hospitalizations and discharges, click here.


* Resources from NJ Chamber of Commerce

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