Resources for More information:
• Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Page
• NJ Department of Health Coronavirus Page
• Coronavirus questions are being handled by the health experts at NJ Poison Control Center, 24 days a week / 24 hours a day. Call them with any questions you may have: 1-800-222-1222
• NJ business concerns during the Coronavirus emergency:
cv.business.nj.gov or 1-800-JERSEY-7
• COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses from Business.nj.gov
• Recommendations from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association on other resources related to the Coronavirus
• News from the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey related to COVID-19
• Recommendations of the CDC/NIOSH on extending use and limited re-use of your PPE supply
NOTES: Inspira Health, and health systems across the state, are also taking other measures to keep their patients and employees safe. Inspira has adopted a “no visitation” policy with very limited exceptions. Elective procedures are also being canceled. Visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org for more details.
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Latest COVID-19 Updates ...
EXCERPTS FROM NJ GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY'S MESSAGE TO STAtE
We’ve received 89 new positive test results since yesterday, bringing our statewide total to 267.
Today is Day One of life in New Jersey under the aggressive social distancing measures we put in place yesterday to #FlattenTheCurve. I thank everyone who is taking these measures to heart, and urge others to follow their lead. If there is no reason to be out, don’t go out.
I have sent a letter to Donald J. Trump requesting the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in constructing temporary hospitals to ensure our greater regional preparedness and help alleviate the strain on our hospitals.
We understand that county and local governments are focused on their own concerns.
We ask these officials to coordinate closely with us prior to making any local directive.
Effective 8:00 PM tonight, I’m directing the closure of all indoor retail shopping malls, amusement parks, and amusement centers across New Jersey until the current emergency ends. Restaurants which are located within malls, and which also have their own entrances separate from the general mall entrances, may remain open for takeout or delivery only.
Outside of our restrictions on malls, restaurants and bars, and other businesses specifically ordered to shut down – all other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses may remain open until 8:00 PM daily if they abide by social distancing guidelines.
Help is available for residents who are out of work as a direct result of this emergency. Workers whose place of employment has closed, or whose hours have been cut, as a result of #COVID19 are, in all likelihood, eligible to receive either full or partial unemployment insurance.
We’re asking the federal government for assistance in ensuring that every unemployment insurance application is properly received and handled.
I urge every resident whose job has been directly impacted to visit nj.gov/labor for comprehensive info from New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
We know that anxiety is high among New Jersey business owners – particularly, among our small businesses which are the backbone of our economy. Our entire economic team is working alongside the U.S. Small Business Administration to ensure that available financial relief can flow into New Jersey as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our full application was submitted this morning, and we’re pushing for swift approval. We’re also working to ensure continuity of operations for ongoing construction projects. We’re working with the Legislature in the hopes of standing up a state business-assistance program within the coming week.
I encourage banks, particularly the local and regional lenders who are deeply embedded in their communities, to do the right thing and work directly with their small business clients to defer loan payments, or to open up credit lines for critical working capital whenever possible.
We’re working nonstop to ensure that we are on a strong footing to protect our economy and people’s jobs, so we can emerge stronger once this emergency is over.
To all residents – I urge you to be vigilant against scammers trying to profit from this emergency. If you receive a call from a scammer or suspect price gouging, please report it to the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at
We will get through this as one New Jersey family, stronger than ever.”
FROM NJ GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY
• Murphy Announces Changes to NJ Elections in Response to COVID-19. CLICK HERE
FROM COUNTY GOVERNMENT
• First COVID-19 case confirmed in Cumberland County. CLICK HERE
• Attorney General directive on handling of Coronavirus cases. CLICK HERE
• NJOEM Administrative Order 2020-02 is released, announcing
additional closures of hair salons, tattoo parlors, spas, etc. CLICK HERE
• Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF EO107-108
• Governor Murphy Announces Departmental Actions to Expand Access to Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services in Response to COVID-19. CLICK HERE.
• Governor Murphy Announces Opening of COVID-19 Testing Site for New Jerseyans at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. CLICK HERE
• EO 109: Governor Murphy executive order restricts elective surgeries. CLICK HERE.
• AO 2020-6: List of essential businesses expanded. CLICK HERE.
• FROM COUNTY GOVERNMENT: First Coronavirus death in Cumberland County.
• Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Child Care Centers Close on April 1 Unless Serving Children of Essential Workers. CLICK HERE.
• INFORMATION FROM US SENATOR CORY BOOKER'S OFFICE ON LEGISLATION PASSED BY US SENATE LATE YESTERDAY WHICH STILL HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. CLICK HERE.
• Congressman Van Drew Requests Drive Thru Testing for COVID-19 in South Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew requested a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in South Jersey from FEMA and Governor Murphy. CLICK HERE.
• NJ Human Services Announces $70 Million in Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families in New Jersey Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many NJ SNAP recipients will receive enhanced benefit payments on Sunday and their benefits will be higher in April to help address critical food needs related to the COVID‐19 pandemic. CLICK HERE
• NJ Hospital Association Releases Latest Figures on COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in State. In a March 25 press release, the NJHA noted that the total number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey stood at 4,402 after 736 more individuals were confirmed to have the virus since the previous day. There have been 18 COVID-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, bringing the statewide toll to 62. CLICK HERE.
• NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Garden State Businesses Impacted by COVID-19. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. CLICK HERE.
• Congressman VanDrew Speaks on House Floor in Support of Coronavirus Relief Bill: CLICK HERE.
• Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship releases informational booklet on CARES Act. CLICK HERE.
• Governor Murphy Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections for New Jerseyans Facing Economic Hardship as a Result of COVID-19. CLICK HERE
• Murphy issues Executive Order 111: This order defines the protocol for health care providers to report data on coronavirus patients. CLICK HERE.
• Murphy Amends EO107: Governor announces changes and clarifications to executive order detailing approved businesses operations in New Jersey, including re-opening of gun stores and golf course closures. CLICK HERE.
• Testing in Cumberland County: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opening in Cumberland County. CLICK HERE.
• Instructions for Tested Individuals: Have you been tested for COVID-19 and are not sure
how to proceed? See attachments for individuals who have tested negative and positive.
• U.S. Treasury program allocates up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. CLICK HERE.
• STATE UPDATES
• NJEDA reminds businesses that Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. arks the start of application process for its Small Business Emergency Grant Program. See details from NJ Business Magazine.
• New Jersey Chamber of Commerce hosts live call: Find Out What the $2 Trillion Federal CARES Package Means to You. 1.) Dial in to 833-420-0374. It is recommended that you dial ten minutes before the scheduled start time. 2.) Provide the operator with conference ID 1439028. Before calling in, please download the presentation.