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4/10/2020 NJ Update COVID-19 Important Updates!!! What You Need to Know

Blair C. Lane, Sr.
Earp Cohn P.C.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

As the situation evolves, I want to ensure that you that I am here to assist you with any legal matter or questions you may have.

As the coronavirus situation continues to play out, I want to assure you that my law firm, Earp Cohn, P.C., is fully functional and continuing to advocate for you.

I remain available to speak with you by telephone, or to correspond with you by email, should feel free to contact us.

Our receptionist continues to answer the firm’s main lines personally from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can always reach me on my cell phone.

Important Announcements:

Our nation’s small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.

Beginning Friday, April 3, 2020, small businesses, including nonprofits and sole proprietorships, can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and certain other expenses through existing SBA lenders. 

Starting Friday, April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders. 

See important Federal Links below

Contact me if you or your company need assistance in applying for funds available under the CARES Act.

New Jersey tax filing deadline is extended from April 15th to July 15th to match the Federal Tax Deadline

Important NJ Updates and Executive Orders:

4/8/20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order #122 to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Imposes Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Read NJ Executive Order 122 Does Your Business have to shut down or modify operations?

4/7/20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Closing State and County Parks to Further Social Distancing

4/4/20 Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Authorize Municipalities and Counties to Restrict Short-Term Rentals

4/2/20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Authorizing Commandeering of Property Such as Medical Supplies

3/30/20 AG Announces New Rules to Protect Elderly and Disabled New Jerseyans During COVID-19 Pandemic

3/28/20 Governor Murphy Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections for New Jerseyans Facing Economic Hardship as a Result of COVID-19

3/28/20 Governor Murphy Announces New Funding Sources to Assist Health Care Providers with COVID-19-Related Expenses

3/26/20 NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

3/25/20 Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Modify Family Leave and Disability Benefits In Response to COVID-19

3/25/20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Child Care Centers Close on April 1 Unless Serving Children of Essential Workers

3/24/20 Governor Murphy Announces Additions to Essential Retail Businesses Permitted to Operate

3/24/20 New Jersey Launches Job Portal to Connect Out-of-Work Residents to Opportunities in Critical Industries

Important Links

Federal Government

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Assistance for Small Businesses

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) INFORMATION SHEET: BORROWERS

Centers for Disease Control CDC

USA.gov

US Department of Treasury

New Jersey

Office of the Governor – NJ

NJ Department of Health

How do Executive Orders No. 107 and 108 on closures and social distancing affect my business?

I’m not sure if my business needs to close or not due to the NJ’s COVID-19 directives—what additional information or guidance is there?

If I have immediate staffing needs, can the State help me find workers?

What financial assistance is available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)?

What should I do if an employee becomes sick or tests positive for COVID-19?

What are my obligations to employees regarding telework and other situations that arise from the outbreak?

Pennsylvania

Office of the Governor – PA

Pennsylvania Resources


The general information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances.

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