COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

Updated June 17, 2020

Coronavirus Information | Business Resources
Jobs and Unemployment Benefits | Individual Economic Relief
Reopening Resources

Coronavirus Information

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Business Resources

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RESOURCE GUIDES FOR NEW JERSEYANS

This webpage provides resource guides for New Jerseyans compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

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SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & LOAN RESOURCES

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

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FAQS FOR NJ BUSINESSES

Search for information on COVID-19’s impact on businesses, or submit a question to the State of New Jersey via the chat function.

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NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY INFORMATION

Read these FAQs regarding NJ businesses impacted during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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NJEDA INITIATIVES

On March 26, 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.

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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

Starting April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders.

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RESOURCES FOR RESTAURANTS

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is working to collect information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 Emergency.

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COVIDCAP.COM

CASE and CASE i3 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business launched a searchable website to help any entrepreneur in the world, for-profit or nonprofit, struggling due to the economic impacts of COVID19, to locate cash relief resources in their community.

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SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVAL GUIDE

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce compiled this complete listing of all of our coronavirus resources for small businesses.

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Jobs & Unemployment Benefits

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RESOURCE GUIDES FOR NEW JERSEYANS

This webpage provides resource guides for New Jerseyans compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

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UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

The U.S. Department of Labor’s unemployment insurance programs provide unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and meet certain other eligibility requirements.

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NJ DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Learn about eligibility, the application process, how to certify for and claim benefits, and more.

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COVID-19 SCENARIOS

  & BENEFITS AVAILABLE

The information on this flyer is meant to give a general picture of benefits and rights available in certain work-related situations. Documentation may be required.

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COVID-19 ESCENARIOS, DERECHOS Y BENEFICIOS DISPONIBLES

La información en este folleto tiene como objetivo brindar una imagen general de los beneficios y derechos disponibles en ciertas situaciones relacionadas con el trabajo. Se puede requerir documentación.

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RESOURCES FOR RESTAURANT WORKERS

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is working to collect information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 Emergency.

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COVID-19 JOBS & HIRING PORTAL

Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire.

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JOB & CAREER TOOLS

Explore these job and career databases available with any New Jersey library card.

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Individual Economic Relief

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RESOURCE GUIDES FOR NEW JERSEYANS

This webpage provides resource guides for New Jerseyans compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

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ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS

Distribution of economic impact payments will begin in April and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment.

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CORONAVIRUS TAX RELIEF

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

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ENERGY BILL ASSISTANCE

Low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills can contact this office for financial assistance and help in weatherizing their homes.

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NJ DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Discover state and federally funded financial assistance programs designed to support people with limited resources and assets and/or people with disabilities.

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CREDIT CARD PAYMENT

  & DEBT RELIEF

In this time of need, many credit card issuers are moving quickly to assist their customers by providing them with information and resources that may alleviate some of their financial burden.

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AUTO LOAN PAYMENT

  & DEBT RELIEF

Many lenders are offering auto loan relief programs to help their customers alleviate some of their financial burden.

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RETIREMENT SAVINGS

AARP provides the latest on RMDs, contribution deadlines, emergency withdrawals, stocks and more.

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Reopening Resources

 
 

ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES

The State of NJ’s Covid-19 Information Hub answers questions, including: What businesses are closed? What is considered essential?

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CDC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUSINESSES AND WORKPLACES

CDC provides health considerations and tools for operating during COVID-19

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NJBIA REOPENING SAFELY GUIDE

The information on this page is a one stop resource to gather the necessary information to help inform for a safe and sustainable reopening. Included is survey data, the NJ Business Coalition’s Recovery and Reinvention Framework, industry specific best practice documents and a reopening toolkit.

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NJ DISASTER RECOVERY

The State has condensed pages of resource materials and information into a simple, easy-to-follow document that includes disaster recovery and business continuity planning. What’s more, the Business Recovery Check List serves as a quick step-by-step guide to returning your business back to normal as soon as possible.

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RESOURCES FOR REOPENING NJ BUSINESSES

This guide from the NJ State Library includes government and professional association websites with information about reopening your business.

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Library Reopening Phase 2

Beginning June 22:

• The library remains closed to the public.
• Outside material pickup begins.
• Borrowers become responsible for item due dates.
• The library continues to host virtual programs.

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