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COVID-19 Update: Cases, Trends; Hospital Census & Cases by County

COVID-19 updates and data.

This post is updated every day as updated information becomes available. Scroll through as post is organized:

  1. Camden County
  2. Gloucester County
  3. Statewide Data

Editor’s Note: Camden County recently announced that new cases and deaths in the County will no longer be announced on weekends or holidays. All weekend cases and deaths will be announced on the next business day and will be properly attributed to the day they were received.

Camden County:

On October 27, 2020 the Camden County Department of Health announced 89 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County.

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 12,225 in Camden County today and 575 total fatalities.

“Countries in Europe are reinstituting lockdowns, hospitalizations in parts of the United States are spiking, the city of Newark is entering a new round of restrictions on nonessential businesses, and officials in Philadelphia are now recommending the cancellation of holiday family gatherings,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “If we are rounding the corner on this pandemic, then we are rounding it into another stretch of very difficult times, not to the finish line. I know that we are all tired of dealing with this virus, but if we do not make voluntary sacrifices immediately, then we will lose control of this pandemic again. Do not host or attend gatherings indoors, wear a mask whenever you’re in close proximity to others, and work with our contact tracing team when they call.”

The Department of Health is announcing 89 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 1,544 confirmed resident cases and 651 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 12,225 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 341 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 575 total fatalities countywide.

New Patient 1: MALE, 70s, AUDUBON BOROUGH 
New Patient 2: MALE, 30s, AUDUBON BOROUGH 
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 30s, AUDUBON BOROUGH 
New Patient 4: MALE, 60s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 5: FEMALE, 60s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 6: MALE, 40s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 7: MALE, 40s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 8: MALE, 50s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 9: FEMALE, 40s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 10: MALE, 60s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 12: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 13: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 14: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 17: MALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 20: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 21: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 23: MALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 24: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 26: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 27: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 28: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 29: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 30: MALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 31: FEMALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 32: MALE, JUVENILE, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 33: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 34: FEMALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 35: FEMALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 36: MALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 37: FEMALE, 90s, GIBBSBORO BOROUGH 
New Patient 38: FEMALE, 30s, GIBBSBORO BOROUGH 
New Patient 39: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER CITY 
New Patient 40: MALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 41: MALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 42: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 43: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 44: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 45: MALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 46: FEMALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 47: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 48: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 49: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 50: FEMALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 51: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 52: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 53: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 54: FEMALE, 20s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 55: FEMALE, 20s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 56: FEMALE, 30s, LAUREL SPRINGS BOROUGH 
New Patient 57: FEMALE, 70s, LAWNSIDE BOROUGH 
New Patient 58: FEMALE, 70s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 59: MALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 60: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 61: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 62: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 63: FEMALE, 50s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 64: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 65: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 66: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 67: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 68: FEMALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 69: MALE, 10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 70: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 71: FEMALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 72: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 73: MALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 74: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 75: MALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 76: MALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 77: MALE, 20s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH 
New Patient 78: FEMALE, 20s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH 
New Patient 79: MALE, 30s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH 
New Patient 80: FEMALE, 40s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH 
New Patient 81: MALE, 40s, SOMERDALE BOROUGH 
New Patient 82: MALE, 70s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 83: FEMALE, 60s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 84: MALE, 50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 85: MALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 86: FEMALE, 30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 87: FEMALE, 50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 88: FEMALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 89: MALE, 20s, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH

The county Health Department is currently working to trace close contacts of these newest cases. The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators.

For those residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8AM to 8PM for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. For additional information and services, call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

CAMDEN COUNTY COVID-19 CASES BY TOWN

Audubon Boro
Cases: 116
Deaths: 4

Audubon Park Boro
Cases: 8
Deaths: 0

Barrington
Cases: 70
Deaths: 3

Bellmawr
Cases: 224
Deaths: 9

Berlin Boro
Cases: 131
Deaths: 9

Berlin Twp.
Cases: 68
Deaths: 0

Brooklawn
Cases: 32
Deaths: 0

Camden City
Cases: 3,130
Deaths: 87

Cherry Hill
Cases: 1,622
Deaths: 157

Chesilhurst
Cases: 34
Deaths: 1

Clementon
Cases: 124
Deaths: 3

Collingswood
Cases: 214
Deaths: 13

Gibbsboro
Cases: 27
Deaths: 0

Gloucester City
Cases: 164
Deaths: 4

Gloucester Twp.
Cases: 1,256
Deaths: 62

Haddonfield
Cases: 137
Deaths: 5

Haddon Heights
Cases: 67
Deaths 3

Haddon Township
Cases: 159
Deaths: 5

Hi-Nella
Cases: 6
Deaths: 1

Lawnside
Cases: 92
Deaths: 1

Laurel Springs
Cases: 30
Deaths: 1

Lawnside:
Cases: 92
Deaths: 1

Lindenwold
Cases: 639
Deaths: 8

Magnolia
Cases: 46
Deaths: 0

Merchantville
Cases: 85
Deaths: 1

Mt. Ephraim
Cases: 55
Deaths: 2

Oaklyn
Cases: 43
Deaths: 1

Pennsauken
Cases: 1,124
Deaths: 26

Pine Hill Boro
Cases: 221
Deaths: 4

Pine Valley
Cases: 0
Deaths: 0

Runnemede
Cases: 123
Deaths: 5

Somerdale
Cases: 90
Deaths: 1

Stratford
Cases: 101
Deaths: 2

Voorhees
Cases: 860
Deaths: 117

Waterford Twp.
Cases: 168
Deaths: 2

Winslow Twp.
Cases: 839
Deaths: 35

Woodlynne
Cases: 113
Deaths: 1

Gloucester County:

On October 27, 2020, Gloucester County announced an additional 65 cases of COVID-19 to report.

As of October 27, 2020 Gloucester County has conducted 73,064 total tests.

Of these cases, 67,327 have come back negative.

Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 case count is now 5,737.

Gloucester County has reported 236 deaths. A full list including age, sex and municipality is available here

http://gloucestercountynj.gov/documents/COVID19CASESLATESTUPDATE10.27.20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1zREqq-GqkUFqBsSNEq0wcn2ESCYDt73enGg3LRzjLIDeXtlD1E3iKqgY

Information on COVID-19 deaths in Gloucester County begins on page 116.

Gloucester County COVID-19 Cases by Town

Clayton Borough
Cases: 141
Deaths: 1

Deptford Township
Cases: 844
Deaths: 90

East Greenwich Township
Cases: 182
Deaths: 6

Elk Township
Cases: 70
Deaths: 1

Franklin Township
Cases: 185
Deaths: 7

Glassboro Borough
Cases: 779
Deaths: 8

Greenwich Township
Cases: 67
Deaths: 3

Harrison Township
Cases: 231
Deaths: 3

Logan Township
Cases: 77
Deaths: 2

Mantua Township
Cases: 275
Deaths: 2

Monroe Township
Cases: 575
Deaths: 13

National Park Borough
Cases: 49
Deaths: 3

Newfield Borough
Cases: 22
Deaths: 3

Paulsboro Borough
Cases: 104
Deaths: 4

Pitman Borough
Cases: 127
Deaths: 3

South Harrison Township
Cases: 108
Deaths: 0

Swedesboro Borough
Cases: 68
Deaths: 2

Washington Township
Cases: 980
Deaths: 45

Wenonah Borough
Cases: 41
Deaths: 1

West Deptford Township
Cases: 308
Deaths: 18

Westville Borough
Cases: 91
Deaths: 2

Woodbury City
Cases: 167
Deaths: 13

Woodbury Heights Borough
Cases: 49
Deaths: 1

Woolwich Township
Cases: 197
Deaths: 4

Statewide Data

**This post is regularly updated as new data becomes available.*

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Bright Side Covid-19

Fourth Round of South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Awarded

On October 20, 2020, the Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ), announced the fourth round of grants from its COVID-19 Response Fund. Twenty-one grants totaling $180,000 were awarded to South Jersey nonprofits on the front lines supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

To date, $663,000 has been awarded to seventy-four (74) organizations serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties.

“This fourth round of grants continues to address urgent basics of families and modifications to services for nonprofit organizations,” said CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer. “All of these organizations are deeply embedded in the fabric of their communities. They inspire us and remind us of the tremendous need that exists, and the amount of support required to address and recover from the health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic.”

“During these extremely challenging times, we are inspired by how our generous donors and partners are to help us meet the needs and disruptions,” said Wanda Hardy, Chairperson of the Foundation’s Community Leadership and Engagement Committee. “The Foundation is committed to working with our partners to address immediate needs and to plan for the longer-term recovery of South Jersey communities.”

The South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund is part of a national movement of more than 400 community foundations that have mobilized more than $900 million to aid in the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. Since March, South Jersey residents, businesses, and philanthropists across the state have contributed more than $1,080,000. Even with this overwhelming response, there is still a need for contributions and funding partners to meet the critical needs of our nonprofit community.

“As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, the needs of individuals and families are changing and becoming more urgent. There is no doubt that some people will fall through the cracks of available services and support. Philanthropy can address its best role by targeting resources to help fill gaps left by the government response,” Fraizer said.

For more information on how individuals or organizations can make a donation, funding priorities, and how to apply for a grant, please visit southjerseyresponsefund.org.

Round Four Grant Award Descriptions

American Red Cross – New Jersey Chapter – Fairfield, NJ
With a grant of $15,000, the Red Cross will offer free COVID-19 antibody testing to blood donors across South Jersey as they work to replenish their depleted supply of blood for patients in need across eight South Jersey counties.

Arc of Cape May County – South Dennis, NJ
With a grant of $10,000, the Arc will purchase equipment and train staff to continue delivering social outreach support, remote enrichment activities, and enhance residents’ access to healthcare through new telemedicine technology across 17 group homes and assisted-living apartments in Cape May County.

CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties – Somers Point, NJ
With a grant of $5,000, CASA will purchase equipment and train volunteers to continue advocating for foster youth in Atlantic and Cape May counties remotely through technology. The grant funds an online case management system.

Center for Independent Living of South Jersey – Westville, NJ
With a grant of $5,000, the Center will continue providing home delivery of food and rental assistance to clients independently living with disabilities in Gloucester and Camden counties.

Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA) – Glassboro, NJ
With a grant of $12,000, CATA will match the more than $29,000 raised to date to provide direct emergency relief funds to South Jersey farmworkers excluded from unemployment insurance and other federally funded programs who are experiencing economic hardships as a result of COVID-19.

CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties – Toms River, NJ
With a grant of $3,000 CONTACT will purchase equipment to provide remote training to volunteers so they can continue to alleviate the isolation, depression, and anxiety experienced by Ocean County residents (many of them seniors), as a result of COVID-19.

Faith Baptist Church – Pleasantville, NJ
With a grant of $3,000 (and in partnership with the Community Food Bank of NJ), the Church will purchase equipment to continue distributing food to the Pleasantville community.

Food Bank of South Jersey – Pennsauken, NJ
With a grant of $40,000, the Food Bank will continue operating with expanded hours, increased staffing, and necessary sanitation for ongoing partnership and coordination programs with over 180 South Jersey emergency feeding organizations, ensuring our South Jersey neighbors in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties continue to have access to food and modified nutrition education programs.

Heart of Camden – Camden, NJ
With a grant of $6,000, Heart of Camden will distribute food to homebound seniors and those with disabilities, as well as, diapers and other personal care products to families in South Camden.

Humanity First USA – Willingboro, NJ
With a grant of $5,000, Humanity First USA, in partnership with the Food Bank of South Jersey, will address the emergency food needs of Burlington County families and those from surrounding communities.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties – Margate, NJ
With a grant of $10,000, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May will continue operating their food pantry, provide transportation to seniors in order to access medical services, provide homeless services in partnership with AtlantiCare, and provide telehealth services.

LADACIN Network – Wanamassa, NJ
With a grant of $10,000, LADACIN will purchase equipment to continue educational, therapeutic, and telehealth services to infants, children, and adults in Ocean County living with complex physical and developmental disabilities.

Lupus Foundation of America – Tri-State Chapter – Jenkintown, PA
With a grant of $5,000, the Lupus Foundation will advocate for South Jersey residents who suffer from lupus but are not able to access common treatment options due to drug shortages.

Mighty Writers – Philadelphia, PA
With a grant of $10,000, Mighty Writers will continue providing food, online programming, supplies, and books to 1,000 youth in Camden and Atlantic City.

Operation Warm Up New Jersey – Glen Mills, PA
With a $5,000 grant and additional support from like-minded organizations, Operation Warm will provide underprivileged children living in South Jersey with 10,000 free brand-new winter coats.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy – Newfield, NJ
With a grant of $5,000, OLMA will provide one-time emergency scholarships to support families facing COVID-19 related financial hardships. The scholarships prevent disruptions to the social, emotional, and educational development of students from Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties.

St. Isaac Jogues Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society – Marlton, NJ
With a grant of $3,000, St. Isaac Jogues Conference will provide funding to assist clients in Burlington County to maintain or acquire shelter, pay utility bills, repair vehicles for employment purposes, and assure adequate access to both medical care and food.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Millville, NJ
With a grant of $3,000, St. Paul’s will work with local partners to purchase fresh produce to supplement existing food donations to needy Millville families.

Urban Promise Ministries Community Development – Camden, NJ
With a grant of $15,000, Urban Promise Ministries will maintain operations of the Community Food Co-op through the winter months ensuring Camden and Pennsauken neighbors have access to fresh and nutritious food.

VietLead – Camden, NJ
With a grant of $5,000, VietLead will continue providing direct support and bi-lingual resources to Vietnamese residents in Camden and Burlington counties to access financial and public assistance for families and small businesses.

Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship – Chatham, NJ
With a grant of $5,000, the Women’s Center will offer guidance and support to low and-moderate income small business owners from Ocean County to access government assistance and adapt their businesses to survive.

Community Foundation of South Jersey

The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) envisions an eight-county region thriving where all neighbors aspire, succeed, participate, and give.

The vision is realized as CFSJ inspires generosity, manages and deploys permanent charitable assets, and exercises collaborative leadership to create a more equitable region. CFSJ works with South Jersey philanthropists, local nonprofits, and neighbors to build capital, contribute assets, and create permanent endowments for impact in perpetuity.

By aligning donor interests and using the investment earnings on each of its endowed funds, CFSJ makes grants and builds leadership within the community to create thriving, equitable, and livable communities for all. Currently, CFSJ manages assets of more than $23 million.

CFSJ has issued more than $9 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships. Learn more about CFSJ at CommunityFoundationSJ.org.

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Covid-19 Recent News

Camden County Rental Assistance Program Still Has More than $3.5M Available

(Camden, NJ) – After almost two weeks of facilitating the Camden County rental assistance program, 75% of the funding allocated to the initiative is still available to residents.

The program was created to support renters at risk of losing their homes or facing an eviction threat due to lost employment or income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Camden County Rental Assistance Program makes available up to six months of back rent (April 2020 through September 2020) for a maximum of $4,000. While tenants will apply to take part in the program, payments will be made directly to landlords.

“We want to get this money into the hands of as many renters as possible to supplement any lost payments from COVID,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Currently, there is a state and federal moratorium on evictions, but when they expire landlords will still be demanding past payments. We do not want to see a housing crisis come to fruition on the day these emergency policies expire.”

In order to qualify for Rental Assistance Program, tenants must meet the following eligibility and rules:

  • Tenants cannot earn more than 50% of Average Area Median Income (AMI);
  • Applicants will be required to provide proof of loss/reduction in employment or income;
  • No duplication of funds will be permitted – apartments/landlords which are funded under the State’s tenant assistance program or Section 8 are not eligible;
  • Landlords must agree to waive late fees and penalties accrued from April 2020 to September 2020; and
  • Lease must have begun prior to 3/1/2020.

More information regarding the Rental Assistance Program, how to apply, and the additional eligibility requirements is available by visiting www.camdencounty.com.

Income limits:

  • 1-person, $33,850
  • 2-person, $38,650
  • 3-person, $43,500
  • 4-person, $48,300
  • 5-person, $52,200
  • 6-person, $56,050

“So far we’ve been able to help 147 residents and families with assistance allocating more than $450,000,” Cappelli said. “We know there are more people in need of this money, and we need to get the word out to them that it’s available.”

Applications for the program will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, and will be accepted until all available funds have been awarded.

To apply, visit: www.CamdenRentGrant.com. For any questions about the program call (833) 487-0462.

The Camden County Rental Assistance Program is another initiative to offset some the cratering losses that residents and small business owners have seen since the start of the pandemic.

In July, the Freeholder Board provided $25 million in funding to small businesses and nonprofits with grants up to $10,000.

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N.J. to Receive $100M in Additional Federal COVID-19 Economic Recovery Aid

(Camden, NJ) – New Jersey is receiving an additional $100 million in federal aid to help the state’s economy recover from the impact of COVD-19 – with the bulk of the money ($70 million) slated to go directly to small businesses in the Garden State such as restaurants and microbusinesses.

The $70 million will be distributed to these businesses through an upcoming Phase 3 the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program for businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, with $35 million of this specifically earmarked for “food services and drinking places.” More than 19,000 businesses statewide have utilized this program since its inception in April.

The remaining $30 million will be dispersed as follows:

  • $15 million to support renters through the state Department of Community Affairs’ COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
  • $10 million to help small businesses in New Jersey buy personal protective equipment to keep employees safe.
  • $5 million to support local food banks and other hunger relief efforts across the state.

“This funding will serve as a much needed lifeline for small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. It will help residents struggling to keep up with the rent stay in their homes and apartments and it will help put food on families’ tables as they suffer through this recession brought on by the COVID-19 virus,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr.

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Covid-19 Recent News

N.J. Business Action Center Hosts ‘Resources for Recovery’ Webinar, Oct. 21

TRENTON, N.J. – Oct. 14, 2020 – The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), a no-cost, confidential “business-first” resource housed within the New Jersey Department of State, will host a free webinar titled “Resources for Recovery” on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. ET.

The webcast will provide New Jersey businesses with an update on available tools and programs to help them through recovery from disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Webinar topics range from available financial and technical resources, tips for obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE), understanding safety protocols, mandated employee benefits and setting up ecommerce businesses.

The webinar will also describe international opportunities through the New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program (NJ STEP), which provides financial awards to eligible small businesses to increase export capacity, and financial resources and tips for growing a business.

The October program will run for one hour and is free and open to the public. Registration for the session can be secured here.

“The NJBAC is committed to helping businesses stay strong during this uncertain time,” said Melanie Willoughby, executive director of the NJBAC. “We hope many join us for this free webinar, as our business experts will tackle many of the frequently asked questions we’ve been fielding, to offer clarification and guidance on key issues related to COVID-19 and recovery.”

Webinar attendees will learn from NJBAC’s business experts, including Willoughby, Don Newman, manager of small business advocacy, and Eddy Mayan, manager of export promotion. Christina Fuentes, director of small business services at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), will also participate, as well as Vincent Vicari, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The webinar will be streamed live, and the slides and the recording will be circulated to all registrants after the webcast. Guests will be invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

About the New Jersey Business Action Center

The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), housed within the New Jersey Department of State and operating under the leadership of Executive Director Melanie Willoughby, is a business-first resource that offers no-cost, confidential assistance to help businesses grow.

The team helps companies of all sizes save time and money by getting answers from government agencies, directing businesses to appropriate officials and contacts, and facilitating meetings and follow-ups from regulatory agencies. For further information, call 1-800-JERSEY-7, visit http://nj.gov/state/bac/ or follow up on Twitter at @NJ_BAC.