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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] IMPORTANT: COVID-19 & New Jersey Businesses

COVID 19 and our local businesses


New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan will share information about new initiatives to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 at a free webinar on March 31 at 4 p.m!…/4836886196875189772


Restaurants and bars can accept dine-in customers until 8 p.m. Monday. But after that, they will be limited to offering takeout and delivery. Dining in will not be allowed for the foreseeable future.

The Governor also ordered performing arts centers, night clubs, racetracks, fitness centers, and classes in New Jersey to close indefinitely at 8 p.m. Monday.

In addition, non-essential retail and entertainment businesses in the state must close at 8 p.m. every day beginning Monday. They may remain open during daytime hours each day, as long as they keep their occupancy to 50 people and adhere to “social distancing” guidelines.

Supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, medical offices, and gas stations can remain open at their normal hours.

If you have any questions, call Union Center Special Improvement District Director Fatimah Raymond at 908.851.5466.


The State of New Jersey is providing guidance to all businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the following link:

Topics covered include operations guidance, economic assistance for business, benefits for impacted individuals, and more.

To apply for State Unemployment Insurance, please visit or call the following phone numbers:
NORTH JERSEY: 201-601-4100
CENTRAL JERSEY: 732-761-2020

For residents who have general health-related questions on the COVID-19 Virus, you may find answers online at by calling the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line.

New Jersey COVID-19/ Novel Coronavirus Information for NJ Businesses 

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19/ Novel Coronavirus Information for NJ Businesses 

NJEDA New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 

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