COVID-19: Resources for Business Owners and Workers

Scotch Plains and its health department along with our County, State and Federal Health Agencies are closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and its potential impact in the United States and our area in particular. 


Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat. 


This webpage is dedicated to important updates and resources as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on small business owners. 

NJ Economic Development Authority: COVID-19 Economic Relief Package

NJEDA has announced the launch of initiatives aimed at stabilizing and revitalizing local small businesses, mid-size businesses, and startups or other early-stage companies during this time of need in the COVID-19 pandemic.


Detailed information and eligibility requirements for the new programs are available at There is additional information available on the following:



U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Survival Guide & Resources

The coronavirus is causing financial difficulties for businesses across the U.S. COVID-19 has brought the world’s economy to a grinding halt. The economic impact and recovery will last for months, and potentially even years. As congress and other government authorities move to save different areas of the economy, it’s important to understand what resources you have available to you as a small business owner. 


Everyone’s first priority during this pandemic should be to stay safe and healthy — but maintaining your business’s health can be equally important. Take advantage of the resources in this section so you can stay informed and lessen the impact of the crisis.

Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Small Businesses

Important Links for Small Business Owners

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

Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19?


Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community. 


Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 at


As of Monday, April 13, there are currently over 50,000 jobs listed throughout the state by over 600 different companies. 

New Jersey COVID-19 On Demand Hiring Portal for Employers

Please complete this form for each specific job that you are currently hiring for.


If you are hiring for more than five (5) positions, or you are hiring for a specific position at more than five (5) locations, it is recommended that you complete the intake process by downloading the MS Excel worksheet here. 


Please note: information provided by your company will be made available to the public through the COVID19 Jobs Portal and will be subject to the Open Public Record Act. 


The State of New Jersey has received submissions from hundreds of employers across the state, highlighting tens of thousands of jobs they are urgently looking to fill. We are working to post all jobs as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience as we work to connect employers and New Jerseyans as quickly and efficiently as possible.   


If you have questions, please contact

Social Distancing Guidance for Essential Retail Businesses

Social distancing involves taking measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the opportunities for exposure. The general recommendation is to avoid crowds and close contact by keeping six feet between yourself and others. When social distancing is properly implemented, it can be an important strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Grocery Stores and Specialty Food Stores Executive Order No. 107 designated grocery stores and other stores that sell food goods as essential. The supply chain for these stores has not been disrupted and these stores are permitted to operate during their normal operating hours. These stores should continue to follow social distancing and hygiene best practices. 


Click here to view the New Jersey Department of Health Social Distance Guidelines for Retail Businesses.

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