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Coronavirus Update for New Jersey Businesses

Below is important information from the New Jersey Broadcasters Association:

The latest information collected by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce about how the outbreak is affecting New Jersey and your business. 

 The U.S. Small Business Administration named New Jersey a ‘declared disaster state’in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The declaration will allow New Jersey small business owners impacted by the pandemic to apply for financial assistance. 

To apply for an SBA loan, click here

For guidance on SBA loans, click here.

What N.J. Needs – New Jersey can’t fight the coronavirus on its own, and Gov. Phil Murphy has a list of things he says the state needs from the federal government.

Questions and Answers – Can I tell employees if a coworker has tested positive for the coronavirus or other communicable diseases? This and other human resources questions-and-answers are here.


Business Closures – Gov. Murphy mandated the indefinite closure across New Jersey of 1) all indoor portions of retail shopping malls and 2) all indoor and outdoor places of public amusement. This supplements the list of facilities currently closed to members of the public, which includes casino gaming floors, racetracks, gyms and entertainment centers.

Restaurants and Bars Can Partially Operate – Takeout and delivery are still an option at restaurants and bars (including those in malls that have a separate entrance)


New Jersey set up a website with information for businesses and the impact of coronavirus.

To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, report it to N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at

Gov. Murphy set up a 24-hour hotline where trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The number is 1-800-222-1222 and the call is free. If using an out-of-state phone line, call 1-800-962-1253.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a good web page called guide for business and employers for dealing with the Coronavirus.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is staying on top of Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments.

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