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News & Updates

Temporary Emergency Response Plan for Outdoor Dining Extended through Nov. 30 - Sept. 16

Governor Releases Executive Order 181 - Allowing for Gyms, Health Clubs & Indoor Waterparks to Reopen Sept. 1 - August 28

NJEDA Begins Accepting Applications for Expanded Micro Business Loan Program - August 11

Late Evening/Overnight Hours Closures to Avalon Beaches/Boardwalks - July 11

Indoor Dining Rescinded by Governor Murphy - June 29

Governor Releases Executive Order 156 - Increasing Indoor & Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limits/Indoor Dining - June 22

Health & Safety Standards for Reopening Hair Salons, Barberships, Nail Salons and Massage Establishments - June 16

Governor Releases Executive Order 153 - Pools Open Effective June 22 - June 10

Governor Releases Executive Order 152 - Lifting Limits of Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings - June 9

Municipal Basketball Courts Reopen & Outdoor Dining Protocols Released - June 5

Governor Releases Executive Order 150 - Outdoor Dining/Indoor Retail - June 3

Governor Announces Start of Phase 2 Reopening - June 1

Avalon Creates Programs for Outdoor Dining/Retail - May 29

Avalon to Open Tennis and Pickleball Courts with Restrictions - May 28

Short Term Rentals Allowed Immediately - May 27

Updates regarding the sale of bicycles and motorcycles - May 20

Updates to Avalon Policies RE Beaches, Passes, Parks - May 19

Charter Boat Fishing, Watercraft Rentals Now Both Permissible in New Jersey - May 16

Updates to Avalon Policies RE Beaches, Passes, Parks, Borough Locations, Etc. - May 15

Letter from the Mayor RE Updated Beach Policies - May 14

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Car

Letter from the Mayor RE Short and Long Term Rentals, Hotels, Motels - May 8

Letter from the Mayor RE Beach Tag Policies - May 7

Reopening Proposal from the Cape May County Recovery Initiative

Limited Beach Access in Avalon & Stone Harbor Starting May 8

A Message from the Cape May County Dept. of Health - May 1, 2020

National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines
Reopening America: Cleaning Disinfection Decision Tool
Reopening America: Workers at Risk
Recommendations for Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health
Reopning Guidelines

Recovery Initiative Task Force Works Towards Re-Opening County - April 30

The New Jersey state tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15 to July 15. (Source: NJ Chamber)

The state fiscal year (which ends June 30) will be extended to September 30. (Source: NJ Chamber)

The N. J. Econimic Development Authority will begin accepting applications for small business emergency assistance grants starting Friday, April 3 at 9am. Applications will be accepted for a week, or until funds run out for this particiular grant. Application for other NJEDA COVID-19 programs, including no/low interest loans, will be available in the coming weeks. (Source: NJ Chamber)

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

Description: In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Paycheck Protection Program

Description: The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Under this program:

  • Eligible recipients may qualify for a loan up to $10 million determined by 8 weeks of prior average payroll plus an additional 25% of that amount.
  • Loan payments will be deferred for six months.
  • If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll and certain other expenses following loan origination.

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard

Description: The COVID-19 outbreak is causing extraordinary disruption for companies and non-profits across the Garden State. The NJEDA wants to make it easy for organizations to understand what support programs are available to you to help stabilize your operations and get back on a pathway to growth.

This is a beta version of the Eligibility Wizard that focuses on newly announced State Emergency Assistance programs and the SBA disaster loan program. We will be updating it regularly as new federal, state, local, and philanthropic programs become available.

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