CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Source Credit: Cape May County Chamber of Commerce

The Upper Township Business Association is helping to keep businesses updated on Coronavirus (COVID-19) information through a partnership with the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. The CMC Chamber has been working actively to keep the business community abreast of the latest news related to Covid-19 and has graciously allowed us to share this information with our members.

The links below have been provided by the CMC Chamber and are from trusted sources for best practices to reduce the spread of the virus, and to help businesses get through the interruption. We will be updating with new information as it becomes available. 

New Jersey Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Governor Murphy has set up a 24-hour hotline where trained healthcare professionals can answer questions about COVID-19. The number is 1-800-222-1222 and the call is free. You can also visit: covid19.nj.gov

 LATEST NEWS

The purpose of this Public Notice is to announce to its residents that the County of Cape May intends to apply to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for $397,191 in Community Development Block Grant CV1 and $1,140,271 in CDBG CV2 funds which were made available through the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136.
On Wednesday, March 10th at 10:00 am, the Cape May Department of Planning will conduct a Virtual Public Hearing to consider the proposed substantial changes to the FY 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan. Given the current public health crisis, a virtual hearing is being held in lieu of an in-person hearing. Members of the public will be given the opportunity submit their public comment. The log-in information for the Virtual Public Hearing will be posted on the County’s website at the following address: https://www.capemaycountynj.gov/432/Planning-Department
Beginning Wednesday, February 24th, small businesses with fewer than 20 employees will have 14 days of exclusive access to the Payment Protection Program application. If you receive a loan, it may be fully forgiven if all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Visit the Small Business Association website for more information.
Cape May County Department of Health:
Cape May County’s COVID-19 Testing
Coronavirus general information Brochure
Cape Regional Medical Center OnDemand Telemedicine
Cape May County Government Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 (printable flyer)

State of New Jersey:
NJ Dept. of Health Coronavirus Website
Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order No. 107 & 108, on closures and social distancing
N.J. website devoted to business concerns
How to apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits
NJDOL Sick Leave Policies
Employee benefits & work status if impacted by Coronavirus
NJ jobs & hiring portal
Mortgage assistance
Report a scammer or price gouging to NJ Consumer Affairs
Administrative Order on Hotels, Motels & Guest Homes
Executive Order 150 Outdoor Dining
Executive Directive 20-024 Hotel Sanitation
NJ Alcohol Beverage Control Temporary Expansion
NJ Division of Health Outdoor Dining Protocols
NJ Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program
Executive Order 2020-21 Health Clubs
COVID Alert NJ (exposure notification app)
NJ State Senate Update on Outdoor Dining 1.7.21

Business, Industry and Employer Information:
Comcast Comprehensive COVID-19 Response (free wifi network, unlimited data, more)
New Jersey American Water response to COVID-19 (no turn offs & new turn ons)
Atlantic City Electric response to COVID-19 (suspended disconnections, bill pay help)
Coronavirus information for NJ business
N.J. website devoted to business concerns
NJDOL Sick Leave Policies
SBA Disaster Loan Guidance and Assistance or call 1-800-659-2955
SBA disaster loans fact sheet
SBA disaster loans information in Spanish
Applying for SBA disaster loans (EIDL), or view the CMC Chamber webinar
IRS Resources for Employers and Employees
American Hotel & Lodging Association Resources
PR and Marketing Checklist for Hotels & Lodging
Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Apply for SBA Disaster Loan
NJ Economic Development Authority Grants and Loans
NJEDA State Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard
CARES Act – Payroll Protection Program loan application
Travel Industry Guidance for Promoting Health & Safety to Travelers
America’s SBDC Small Business Resiliency Guide
SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

Latest 2021 Information:
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; PPP as Amended by Economic Aid Act
Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loans
Accessing Capital for Minority, Veteran and Women-Owned Business Concerns
Updated Guide to Emergency Loans

REOPENING GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY

 

—> Get the Cape May County Safely Together Tool Kit Here

The County of Cape May is committed to a safe reopening. It is the goal of the Recovery Initiative to facilitate a progressive reopening of Cape May County subject to proper protocols and culminating in the most responsible reopening of many of its public and business facilities.
Cape May Co. Planning Dept. Outdoor Dining Requirements
AtlantiCare Covid-19 Resource Guide

How to Reopen Business After Covid-19? Find the answers to questions on how to reopen specific business types after Covid-19. This guidance contains protocols for safety, sanitation, and operations for businesses to refer to upon reopening. It is organized by industry and contains both industry association recommendations, as well as input from local stakeholders.

Best Practice Return to Work Tool Kit       Back to Work Safely (AIHA)     OSHA Guidance

RECREATION
Attractions    Pools    Sightseeing    Golf Courses    Recreational Fishing    Events    Sports

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Restaurants    Outdoor Dining    Bars    Wineries     Breweries     Distilleries    Events

SERVICE AND RETAIL
Retail Shops     Hair & Nail Salons     Technology     Car Dealers     Boat Dealers    Gyms

LODGING AND REAL ESTATE
Hotels     Camping Resorts     Real Estate Offices & Vacation Rentals

FAITH, FAMILY AND HEALTHCARE
Faith Based Organizations      Youth Camps     Childcare     Dental

INDUSTRY
Commercial Fishing    Agriculture    Manufacturing

Unified “Safely Together” Campaign
Check out Cape May County’s
Reopening Toolkit for Businesses


Cape May County Department of Health – On Facebook

COVID-19 UPDATES – CDC

Washington Post – Covid-19 Mapping US Cases – Deaths

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

CMC Health Department Covid-19 Dashboard is here

Covid Vaccine Registration (New Link)

Keep Informed by Upper Township (New Link)

CMC Chamber YouTube Channel here
See Playlists: Covid-19 Information 20-Videos
Digital Marketing 3
Membership Meetings 1

Ocean City Regional Chamber of CommerceBlog Page
Returning to Work – Suggested Best Practices – Post May 15, 2020
CDC Interim Guidance for Restaurants and Bars – Post May 20, 2020

 

 

Page Update 10 Feb 2021
Previous Updates:  22 Sep 2020;  24 July 2020; 17 June 2020