EMPLOYMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION:
New Jersey Employment Portal – Apply for Immediate Employment Here
Businesses around New Jersey are looking to hire employees, the State has launched an online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The portal has been visited over 1 million times, there are over 44,000 active job listings from over 540 employers. The jobs portal is available here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov. Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake.
(NJEDA) launched the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Businesses can apply now to the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant at: forms.business.nj.gov/grant
Applications are open now and will close April 10, 2020, at 9 a.m. Completed applications will be considered on a first come, first serve rolling basis. Businesses can now access the full Notice of Funding Availability. The grant program is part of a package of initiatives announced last week to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
New Jersey Department of Labor – Apply for Unemployment or Understand the Payroll Tax Credit for Businesses Keeping Employees Working Here
Over the last week, more than 206,000 new claims of unemployment were filed. In just the past two weeks, more than 362,000 residents have filed for unemployment, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL). The NJDOL is urging employers to keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to take advantage of a 100 percent, dollar for dollar, payroll tax credit provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The federal law, which goes into effect on April 1, provides unprecedented support to employers to provide federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave to workers affected by COVID-19. The payroll tax credit immediately and fully reimburses employers with fewer than 500 employees (99.8 percent of all NJ employers) by allowing them to reduce their federal payroll taxes by the amount they spent on emergency leave. This tax credit enables businesses to keep workers on their payrolls and ensures that parents and caregivers do not have to make the impossible choice of earning a paycheck or staying at home to care for themselves or a family member.
State of New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli’s letter to religous leaders reminding us of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order, which bans social gatherings of all sizes including during the upcoming religious holiday. We understand this presents a difficult reality for many; however, by following the Governor’s Order, we ensure our ability to return to normalcy sooner rather than later.
**Please note that numbers may vary due to varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verification and/or county attribution by NJDOH. Today the State CDRSS reporting system experienced significant technical issues and therefore reporting below is impacted.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 114 WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe, with some reports indicating that there are now over one million cases of COVID-19 worldwide and over 245,000 cases in the United States; and... http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6055/04-03-2020-Executive-Order-114
COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 4:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2020
4269 total presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **
We have sadly lost 120 of those residents and the County of Bergen mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones.
**Please note that numbers may vary due to varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verification and/or county attribution by NJDOH
AG Guidelines COVID-19 Medications... Limitations for prescribing and dispensing of medications for treatment of Covid-19.
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 2020-7
Self-service car washes may continue to operate as normal, but handwash car washes may not Additionally, drive through car washes may continue to operate, but staff must not handwash or dry the exterior or interior of vehicles.
3708 total presumptive Positive Cases identified; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** We have sadly lost 75 of those residents and the County of Bergen mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones. **Please note that numbers may vary due to varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verifications and/or county attribution by NJDOH...
The 2020 Census is happening NOW. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.
Where: The county operated site is located at: Bergen New Bridge Medical Center at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ. This is an APPOINTMENT ONLY site. Who: This site is open to Bergen County residents who are symptomatic; this site will continue to serve first responders and healthcare professionals who live or work in Bergen County as well. Symptomatic Bergen County residents, first responders or healthcare professionals must provide photo identification proving their residency and/or professionals to provide qualifying photo id. How: OPTION 1. Residents must first screened by completing a brief survey located at https://www.newbridgehealth.org and evaluated by a Telehealth doctor. Patients will then be given a confirmation code number to present at the drive-thru testing site that corresponds with their appointment. OR OPTION 2. Patients with orders (prescription) from their private physicians have expedited scheduling. Log into portal http://smtp2.co.bergen.nj.us:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiY2ZjcwMWUzNzFkOTdkMj Q1ND01RTgzODUyNl82Mjg5MF8xNjEzMV8xMyYmOGEwOWQzNjYwM2E5YTljPTE xMzMmJnVybD13d3clMkVuZXdicmlkZ2VoZWFsdGglMkVvcmc=. Follow link to COVID screening and follow prompts to upload a doctor’s order (prescription) into the system. More information is available at: https://www.newbridgehealth.org and at https://co.bergen.nj.us/ WHEN: By appointment 7 days a week *** Please note that this is a County operated site and is separate from the FEMA site located at Bergen Community College in Paramus.
Menendez Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act:
Link to Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Application:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA...
This is a message on behalf of Mayor McPartland and the Borough Council to provide a Coronavirus update for Friday March 27.
We have been purposely limiting the telephone messaging to prevent information overload with 24 hour television and radio news updates. However, we have been providing regular updates and information on our borough web site and our Facebook and Twitter Accounts. We also ask that you please register for our reverse messaging system swift 911 on our web site at http://www.edgewaternj.org/254/Emergency-Notification-PSAs . Provide your land line and or cellular telephone as well as email to receive emergency notifications, you must register for this service.
We ask that all residents adhere to the advice of our national medical professionals by practicing social distancing as well as self-quarantining if you are sick or not so we all do our part in limiting the spread of this virus and hopefully soon see a reduction in cases. Only travel outside your home for necessary supplies as well as exercise. Grocery stores like ACME and Shop Rite are well stocked and we continue to ask that you do not hoard supplies that someone else may need. Many restaurants are open for take-out and delivery and we ask that you please patronize these local restaurants and show your support for our small business in Edgewater. If you log onto to our web site and social media sites, we have posted as much financial assistance information for residents and business owners as possible, and will regularly update this. Another important request is that you please properly dispose of your gloves and masks in trash receptacles and do not throw them on the ground, this is becoming a big problem and littering is not a solution.
A great new program has been started thanks to the County of Bergen, it is called “Umbrella”. For seniors 60 and over concerned about leaving their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak to shop for groceries and or pick up medication can call 973-200-4499 or 844-402-2480, again the number is 973-200-4499 or 844-402-2480 Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm. There is a $6.00 per order service charge which will include your shopping and delivery by COVID-19 trained personnel. Also, Bergen County Community Transportation is providing free limited medical transportation, you may call 201-368-5955, and again that is 201-368-5955.
Another matter we would like to remind you about is the 2020 Census. This may seem trivial at this point however, let us briefly explain why it is so important you fill out your census return. The funding that is being provided from the federal government for the Coronavirus is based on the 2010 census data, the more people we count, the more money that can be distributed to residents who need it. So please, fill out your census return by paper or logging on to 2020census.gov, it takes less than 10 minutes.
Thank you for your time and stay healthy and safe and if you need any type of help or assistance, borough staff are working Monday through Friday, feel free to email or call us.
For seniors 60 and over concerned about leaving their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak to shop for groceries and/or pick up medication, Brianna Greenberg, Care Coordinator, Bergen County Department of Human Services/Division of Senior Services, reports that Umbrella is available to make sure that everyone is able to get the supplies they need during this difficult time. More Info...
Gov. Phil Murphy and team delivered an update on coronavirus cases in New Jersey at a 2 p.m. press conference. 3/26/20
Local update on Covid-19... 660 confirmed cases in Bergen County with 12 cases belong to Edgewater.
I am aware of the school board budget situation. As you may know the Board of Education is an independent elected governing body, they levy their own tax, they have their own elected members, and they appoint their own professionals. The Board of Education hire their own staff and manage their own budget, we are independent autonomous bodies by law and there are limitations on how the Borough, may help. I will be meeting with them again this week to see how my administration can assist them. I believe in and support strong schools for our town, and I am extremely disappointed in the situation that the Board of Education finds itself in.
Executive Order No. 107
This order revokes all prior mitigation executive orders, and incorporates or modifies their provisions as described below.
“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY MARCH 23, 2020
THE NY WATERWAY SHUTTLE BUS FROM THE EDGEWATER LANDING TO PORT IMPERIAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Personal care businesses such as hair salons, barbers, nail salons, and massage can remain open until 8pm March 19 this evening and will remain closed indefinitely.
Planning Board Notice - The 615 River Road Partners Redevelopment application has been adjourned until May 13.
4th Planning Board special meeting is being adjourned. The next regularly scheduled meeting is scheduled for April 8th.
- · We have been informed that some of the Bergen County restrictions on business activity which were to begin on Saturday, may be revised again. We will disseminate new information as it becomes available.
- · Report any instance of price gouging, the selling of items 10% above the normal average retail price, to the Bergen County Division of Consumer Affairs at 201-336-6400.
- · Restaurants and bars may remain open for take-out and delivery service only.
- · Acme Markets will be open to those residents 60 and over, pregnant, or persons with a disability only, Monday through Friday from 7am to 9am beginning Thursday March 19. We ask that you be respectful of shoppers and store staff, and do not over purchase items so that others may have an opportunity to purchase items they need. There is absolutely no need to hoard items especially paper goods.
- · Borough offices are closed to the public, this includes police headquarters for the exception of emergencies, the general public is not permitted on any municipal property. Borough offices and departments continue to operate serving our residents by telephone, electronic mail, or facsimile, “know before you go, call first”. Emergency services, police, fire, first aid , continue to operate as normal with established protocols before entering a home or business.
- · Reference the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, and the New Jersey Department of Health https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml for updated information. Please do not listen to information that may be posted on social media by non-credible sources.
County of Bergen
Executive Order No. 2020-1B Final Version
Pursuant to the authority vested in me under the County Executive Form of Optional Charter Law, N.J.S.A. 40:41A-36 and 37, et seq., and Article 3, Section 3.4 of the
Administrative Code of the County of Bergen, I issue the following Executive Order: ...https://www.edgewaternj.org/…/59…/EXECUTIVE-ORDER-NO-2020-1B
The March 18, 2020 Board of Education Meeting has been
for 8:30am Friday, March 20, 2020 at Eleanor Van Gelder School.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - A Message from Mayor McPartland:
It is very important that residents do not panic during this time, there is absolutely no need to overwhelm grocery stores, pharmacies, or gas stations, and there is no need to stock up on supplies that may lead to waste or the inability of someone who may need the item from getting it. Restaurants are open and residents are urged to go about their lives as normally as possible. During this period of limited socialization, try something that perhaps you have not done before or have not done in a while like try cooking a new dish, reading that on line book you have heard about, going for a walk on the Hudson River Walkway, or even better, have a conversation with a loved one or neighbor. I am urging all residents NOT to isolate yourselves, please reach out to friends and neighbors who you know are alone and see if they are in need of anything, a simple conversation can go a long way at this time. The following temporary policies are in effect until further notice;
1. Schools have been ordered closed which in turn has led to the closure of the library, community center, all playgrounds, and all activities at these facilities. Keeping non-school facilities open defeats the purpose of the school closures which is intended to limit close physical contact providing greater chance for the virus to spread. Playgrounds have been closed because we all know most children have runny noses, sneeze, and cough and the playground equipment acts as a viral incubator. So please keep your children off the playground equipment. Open spaces within Veterans Field are open to enjoy.
2. Because of our inability to maintain an adequate sanitized environment on our fleet of buses, we have suspended the shopping bus routes, the medical transportation service, and the ferry bus routes. As before the virus outbreak, we have always regularly cleaned and sanitized our fleet of buses however, due to the close seating environment of a bus and out of extreme caution and concern to our riders, we have suspended service until further notice. We apologize for this inconvenience but after consulting with medical professionals and our staff, we feel this is best. Many major grocers have free home delivery and many medical providers are offering stay at home services.
3. The municipal courts have been suspended by the New Jersey Chief Justice, all matters before the municipal courts will be re-scheduled. The Edgewater Court will notify all cases by mail and telephone in regard to new court dates.
4. All Borough Offices, Departments, and Operations remain open and ready to serve our residents with new protocols including the Recreation and Health Departments at our Community Center. Residents are urged to call or email before coming to a borough office, many functions can be performed telephonically and electronically. At Borough Hall, you will be sequestered in the lobby and not permitted to enter the building, this is why it is important to “Know Before You Go”, call or email first. Since there is no lobby to be sequestered in at the Community Center, you will be stopped at the rear Health Department door and the front Recreation Department door. Again, call or email before you go. All contact information such as telephone numbers and email addresses are available on our web site edgewaternj.org.