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NEW JERSEY: Cornavirus Update

NESPA continues to monitor the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our region. We are committed to providing our members with the services they need to manage their businesses through these unusual times.

Please be aware, things are changing on daily basis in some areas, and we will continue to keep information as current as possible. If you have information about something happening on a local level, please send them to executive@nespapool.org 

For General Information on COVID-19 and Business Resources, click here

For information on federal resources click here 

 

Most Recent News

April 8th:  At today's Press Conference, Governor Murphy announced new restrictions on non-essential construction effect Friday, April 10th.  We are awaiting the full Executive Order and will provide information on how this will impact our industry as soon as its available.

April 7th:  The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will launch the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 9:00 am. This article has all the details, a copy of the application you can review and an "eligibility wizard" to determine if you qualify for the program.

Pool Companies Located or Operating in New Jersey

In a recent communication to one of our partner organizations, the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association, representative from the governors Economic Growth team gave the following guidance:

“Any questions regarding essential businesses will be collected on the cv.business.nj.gov website. Landscapers and outdoor work (like construction) are allowed to continue operating. They should limit any and all office personnel.”

Pool service and construction work appears to meet that criteria.  Additionally, here are some key parts of the guidance documents from the state that may apply to your business operations.  View the full Memo from NESPA for companies working or located in New Jersey.


 

PREVIOUS UPDATES

March 21, 2020


NJ Announces Further Restrictions

Governor Murphy of New Jersey Announced Statewide stay at home order, closure of all non-essential businesses. We are reviewing this new order but it appears to provide provision for Pool & Spa Service Companies as well as Builders to continue to work in the State.  View details hereClick here for the full Executive Order.


March 16, 2020

The Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced efforts to increase social distancing requirements effective at 8 p.m. on March 16, 2020. These requirements pertain to certain businesses (restaurants, movie theaters, gyms and casinos) and social gatherings.  On Saturday, March 14th, the Governor of Pennsylvania announced similar restrictions in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

Other businesses, including pool and spa companies, can operate from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm each day but must adhere to the following

  • Offices, meetings and gatherings can have no more than 50 people. Retail operations should keep store occupancy under 50 people as well.
  • Employees should follow social distancing guidelines (What is social distancing?)

We recommend that our members with larger staff sizes review staffing plans to ensure any gathering is under 50 people. Options include using staggered schedules, virtual meetings or teleconferences with staff when necessary. It is also important for companies of all sizes to make sure all employees are aware of social distancing guidelines and how to effectively use them when with coworkers and customers. View additional resources from the CDC here.

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