ANNOUNCEMENT (3/20/20) COVID-19 AND FLU PREVENTION MEASURES – INTERIM GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES

COVID-19 AND FLU PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
Interim Guide for Businesses and Employers

WHAT THE PUBLIC CAN DO

Source : CDC , Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance

We remind all members of our community that there are everyday preventative actions they can take to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and flu.

Residents and business owners are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Adopt work from home policies or flexible work hours.
  • Avoid crowded public places (shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums) and mass gatherings.
  • Maintain distance (about 6 feet) from others when possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid handshakes. Try an elbow bump.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Clean your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).
  • Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.

UPDATES FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

COVID-19 UPDATES VIA CDC

CDC WEBSITE

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESPONSES 3-19-2020

Source: CDC

INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

Source: New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

COVID-19/NOVEL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FOR NEW JERSEY BUSINESSES

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

READ THIS FIRST BEFORE YOU APPLY

SBA has approved New Jersey for SBA lending programs for the current crisis and will be opening up its website for new applications. Please visit SBA.gov/disaster for more information and to apply only.

BUSINESS TIPS

Talk to your property owner about your lease and rent payments

Talk to your bank about your loans and property mortgages.

Talk to your insurers about mid-term changes to your policy and special payment options.

If you are closed, hold your USPS mail and forward FedEx and UPS.

COVID-19 SCENARIOS & BENEFITS AVAILABLE

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Source: NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development


WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

The health, well-being, and safety of our businesses and the community are of foremost importance. We are here for you.

Most of the cancellations and temporary regulations that you are seeing in Hackensack, and elsewhere, are practices of social distancing. Social distancing is a scientifically proven method of slowing the spread of infectious diseases. The practice ensures health and public safety systems are not overburdened through community spread.

Businesses can find more about social distancing and read the most up to date information about COVID-19 from the CDC website.

The Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance will continue to serve as an advocate and resource to our business community by sharing linked resources, updates and best practices from national, state and local officials on our website. We will update the information as we receive it.

We will continue to share additional ways to support downtown businesses in the coming weeks on the Downtown Hackensack website and through social media.

Be assured, we are working closely with Hackensack and health officials to adapt messaging and temporary regulations appropriately.

Feel free to call or email the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance anytime with questions or comments.

Thank you for your continued efforts to make good decisions in the best interest of your business and the community.

Sincerely,
Patrice Foresman
Executive Director – Main Street Business Alliance
[email protected]
(201) 498-1690