During these challenging times, we want to ensure that you have the most up to date and accurate information surrounding COVID-19. We understand that the newly-imposed restrictions and closures can be detrimental to your business and we want you to know that the Hoboken HBA is here to help guide you through these uncertain times. 

HOW WE'RE HERE FOR HOBOKEN

WHAT IS COVID-19?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) COVID-19: hotlines:

 

General Hoboken COVID-19 hotline: 201-420-5620

Senior COVID-19 hotline: 201-420-5625 (9a-6p)

BUSINESS TIPS

Recommendations to Stay in Touch Virtually with Your Customers 
  • Put products aside on request, deliver or ship products and broaden your return policy.

  • Post and email new products, remind customers of stock items that can be shipped or delivered. 

  • Share suggestions for keeping adults and children. entertained with your products. For example, recipes, arts and crafts projects, spring cleaning or new family activities. 

  • Offer coupon codes or gift certificates, including a discount to those who order gift cards now.

  • Provide updates on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages often with photos and videos.

  • Provide a newsletter or updates of your day-to-day activity. Include anecdotes, testimonials, Q&As and polls. 

Recommendations for
Food Service Businesses
  • Inform customers of steps you’re taking to provide safe take-out and/or delivery service.

  • Provide an online menu and post daily specials and/or family meal packages, etc. 

  • Provide delivery service through your business (e.g. bus boys, wait staff) or via apps like GrubHub or DoorDash.

  • Start a GOFUND ME page to help support your staff and send an email to your customers with a donate button.

  • Provide curbside pick-up and encourage ordering ahead to avoid wait time. 

HOW HOBOKEN IS ADAPTING

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LOCAL OFFERS VISIT US AT INSTAGRAM @hobokenalliance

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 NEW IMPORTANT UPDATES 

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep workforce employed. Available until 8/8/2020

(NJEDA) SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

Application will open on April 3rd at 9 a.m. 

(EIDL) SBA ACTUAL ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN

An SBA low-interest disaster loan to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION from the SBA

HELPFUL BUSINESS RESOURCES

NEW JERSEY SPECIFIC

FEDERAL 

Reopening Guidelines:

Best Practices & Industry Specific Protocol

The State Department of Health Commissioner has issued an Executive Directive 20-04 for Food & Beverage establishments offering service in outdoor areas pursuant to Executive Order No. 150. 

 

Take particular attention to 1.N, which requires all food/beverage establishments to have an inclement weather policy that, if triggered, would require the food/beverage establishment to adhere to Executive Order No. 125 (2020) and offer takeout or delivery service only.

STATE LAUNCHES ONLINE "ELIGIBILITY WIZARD"

to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

https://assistance.business.nj.gov/

FUNDING PROGRAMS

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved and announced a package of funding programs to support businesses and workers impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
The State of New Jersey has a dedicated website 
to help answer questions business owners may have regarding COVID-19 and related closures. Here you will find information about economic assistance, special recommendations for cleaning, what to do when you have a sick employee and more. 

Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns and then informing and educating members on these issues.

NJEDA Phase 2 of the Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Start date: June 9, 2020

Click here to apply

Click here for more info

Notice of Funding Availability:

Small Business Lease Emergency

Assistance Grant Program

NJRA Program Guidelines

NJRA Eligible Municipalities

Senate approves changes to PPP Program

 

CONGRESS PASSES "CARES ACT"

CLICK HERE for the Guide to the Cares Act

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • $1200 for most adults; $500/child

  • 4 months of unemployment insurance versus 3

  • $350 billion for small businesses 

  • $500 billion for corporations 

  • $130 billion for hospitals 

  • $150 billion for state & local governments

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Additional Small Business Financing Options (Outside of PPP)

Apple Develops New COVID_19 Screening:

Apple's new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the CDC and Prevention on what to do next. The tool was developed in partnership with the CDC, the White House's coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Instagram Support for Small Businesses

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook for business: COVID-19 resources

WORKING PARENT TIPS

 
 
 
 

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