3/24/2020 - NJ COVID-19 Informational Hub

New Jersey's New COVID-19 Website

The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub is available to provide you with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the State's response, including information about services such as food assistance and small business assistance.

The website also allows the public to find information by topic, such at COVID-19 illness, employee benefits, education resources, and much more. Included is also a symptom checker with tailored advice and testing information.

COVID-19 Information for NJ Businesses Link

Click the link for more information about COVID-19 and the effect it is having on businesses. You can submit questions in their chat function on the website. Some topics included are:

  • Economic Assistance for Businesses
  • Business Operations Guidelines
  • Guidance for Employers
  • Benefits for Impacted Individuals
  • General Information about COVID-19

Small Business Assistance

Designed to assist our county small businesses coping with the corona virus, specific to Burlington County, the Freeholders are offering, through the County’s Small Business Loan Program, COVID19 loans for working capital up to $50,000 to sustain small businesses through the pandemic.

A quick summary of the terms:

  • Application fee is being waived for working capital to retain/hire employees or purchase inventory to sustain the business.
  • Repayment deferred until Aug. 1, 2020.
  • Current interest rate is 2.4375% for maximum 10 years.
  • Below is the application which also can be accessed through the Bridge Commission’s website https://www.bcbridges.org/COVID19-resources/
    • Clicking on the tab "See If You Qualify" will allow business owners to submit a form with basic information, after which they will receive a copy of the application and contact information if they don’t want to download from the website.

Press Release Link

Small Business Loan Flyer

Small Business Loan Application

Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families

NJ Human Services Announces $70 Million in Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families in New Jersey

Press Release Link

See if you qualify for food assistance, cash assistance, and health insurnace: NJ Helps Link

Scam Alert: Targeting Information for Stimulus Check

A dangerous and effective new scam is telling New Jersey residents taht they need to provide their bank account information via phone, e-mail, or social media message in order to "receive" their $1,200 federal stimulus check.

Click this link for: more information from your Senator and Assembly Members.

A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Click Here to view the PDF.

Complied by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Updated April 4, 2020

Shelter Funding & Information

Shelter Funding: Please click below for information regarding Shelter funding available for first responders.

NJ Non-Congregate Sheltering Response Link

Testing Hotline information: No script required. Persons experiencing symptoms should call #609-726-7097.

MVC Agency Press Release

Inspection Station Closures Extended Until May 11

MVC Press Release Link

Swift Reach Message from the County

Hi! I am Dr. Herb Conaway, Director of the Burlington County Health Department with an important message for Burlington County residents.

If you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath

You can get a COVID test. County testing takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is located at the Emergency Services Training Center behind the Burlington County Institute of Technology off Woodland Road in Westampton.

To make an appointment for testing call 609-726-7097. NO DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED AND TESTING IS FREE OF CHARGE. Please just call ahead and make an appointment.

The testing site will be open to Burlington County residents and first responders and frontline hospital staff working in Burlington County.

Again, that hotline number is 609-726-7097.

If you think you have COVID-19, please get tested, and help us limit the spread of this virus.

Comcast Statement

Continues commitment to no disconnects or late fees, keeping business and outdoor Xfinity WiFi hotspots open nationally for free, giving customers unlimited data, and 60 days or free access for low-income families through internet essentials.

Read Comcast's Full Statement

NJ Deptartment of Labor Statement

To begin making pandemic unemployment assistance payments this week.

Read NJ DOL's Full Statement

The Freeholder Board Drive-up Food Distribution

Friday, May 8  from 1-3PM.

To get food, go to the TIC Building, 2001 Bishops Gate Blvd., in Mt. Laurel (you must enter from Briggs Road – vehicles cannot enter from Route 38).

Drive-thru Food Distribution Event Link

NJ Re-opening Initiative

  • Restaurants can reopen outdoor dining on June 15
  • Non-essential retail stores can reopen at 50% capacity on June 15
  • Salons and barbershops can reopen June 22
  • Additional guidelines for gyms coming soon

You can read all about these new re-openings here.

Right now, residents of our 11th Legislative District can find a growing list of restaurants open for takeout, delivery, and more on our LD11Recovery.com Open for Business page. We encourage all restaurants in our district to submit their information through the Open for Business form, so that the County can let your customers know that the kitchen is open and ready to serve.