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The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus. The State of NJ and federal recommendations are evolving rapidly, and public officials are working to quickly and clearly communicate new guidelines for businesses to follow and assistance available.
*New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued Executive Orders 107 (2020) and 108 (2020) to respond to the public health hazard posed by Coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Orders became effective on March 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM. The Orders place different restrictions on people and different types of businesses in the state, the highlights of which we have summarized here.
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April 4: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - The Paycheck Protection Program is perhaps the biggest item for business owners in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act that was passed last week by the federal government.
March 31: NJEDA ANNOUNCES APPLICATION LAUNCH DATE FOR GRANTS FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will launch the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 am.
March 30: Governor Phil Murphy and State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan enacted an Administrative Order amending which businesses are permitted to operate and clarifying ways in which some businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order No. 107. Updates pertain to realtors, car dealers, golf courses and firearms sales.
March 27: NJEDA introduces ELIGIBILITY WIZARD to help make it easy for organizations to understand what support programs are available to you to help stabilize your operations and get back on a pathway to growth.
March 27: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program,the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.
Here are the questions you may be asking - and what you need to know.
March 26: NJEDA ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak COVID-19.
March 26: Child Care Centers Close on April 1 unless Serving Children of Essential Workers
March 26: Released from U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer's Office - Federal Resources to Help Combat the Coronavirus
(An outline of recently enacted federal resources to help combat the Coronavirus outbreak)
March 25: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers (Guidance on Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the FFRA)