New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Update for New Jersey Businesses

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Today's Coronavirus News for New Jersey Business

The latest information collected by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce about how the outbreak is affecting New Jersey and your business. 

More Businesses Can Open - Gov. Murphy yesterday adjusted the list of businesses permitted to operate under his stay-at-home order, and he made some clarifications.

The changes include the following:

  • Real estate agents can show properties on a one-on-one basis or to members of an immediate family.
  • Car dealers may continue to conduct online or remote sales. Vehicles must be delivered or picked up curbside.
  • Firearms retailers can operate in person and by appointment only during limited hours.
  • Golf courses must close to the public.


Craft Beers - Breweries and brewpubs are being granted special permission to conduct home deliveries, Murphy said during a press briefing yesterday.

Who Can Open, Who Must Close - Here is a full and updated list of businesses that can operate under the stay-at-home order (NJBIZ)

Cases in New Jersey - New Jersey officials announced 3,347 new coronavirus cases Monday, increasing the statewide total to 16,636 positive tests with 198 deaths as the outbreak continues to expand. 

Inside the Numbers - There have been about 41,860 coronavirus tests performed on New Jersey residents, of which 16,636 have tested positive, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. This brings the positivity rate to 39.7 percent.

Hoarding Drugs - After reports of hoarding, N.J. adds restrictions on drugs that may treat coronavirus (

Cracking Down - A new joint federal-state task force is cracking down on misconduct related to the pandemic, including hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, insurance fraud and false investment opportunities.

The Pursuit of a Cure - New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson and Moderna sign deals with the U.S. government to produce huge quantities of possible coronavirus vaccines. Experts have estimated it could be 12 to 18 months before a safe and effective vaccine wins regulatory approval. (Reuters)

NJEDA Answers Your Questions on Loans and Grants - Join a free webinar at 4 p.m. today to hear New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan answer questions about the new loans, grants and other assistance for businesses and nonprofits navigating the coronavirus pandemic. Register here.

Assistance for Small Businesses - The NJEDA is partnering with four organizations that will help small business owners file applications for loans offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

More info on SBA loans is here.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put out a guide for small businesses on the coronavirus emergency loans introduced by the federal government.

U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to small businesses in New Jersey.

The state's jobs and hiring portal matches employers and candidates.

For employers to participate, click here.

New Jersey's website for up-to-date information about COVID-19.

New Jersey's website with information for businesses and the impact of coronavirus.

To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at

The state set up a 24-hour hotline where health care professionals are answering questions about coronavirus. The toll-free number is 1-800-222-1222. From outside the state, call 1-800-962-1253.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is staying on top of Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. For news media requests, please email Scott Goldstein.