NJ Chamber of Commerce: Economic Recovery and Reopening Update 05.28.2021

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
NJ Chamber
Economic Recovery & Reopening Update
May 28, 2021
Content Curated By Scott Goldstein
  • A Big Step Towards Normal: New Jersey's indoor mask and social distancing mandates end today for most settings.
  • Beginning next Friday, June 4, businesses will no longer be required to accommodate remote work arrangements.

  • Time to Grow: N.J.'s Emerge program, the new jobs-based business tax credit program, is now accepting applications.
A Big Step Towards Normal 
New Jersey's indoor mask and social distancing mandates end today for most settings. Further, bars, restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, gyms, and more can operate at full capacity. Gov. Phil Murphy has said he’s still encouraging unvaccinated people in “the strongest possible terms” to either get vaccinated or to follow federal guidelines and keep wearing face coverings. (nj.com)  
Another Big Step Next Week  
Beginning next Friday, June 4, businesses will no longer be required to accommodate remote work arrangements. Also next Friday, at indoor worksites closed to the public, employers can allow workers - who can verify they are vaccinated - to not wear face masks and social distance. (N.J. Governor’s Office)
Helping businesses get back on track, together.
Please Be Patient: Restaurants are Understaffed 
"It took us five months to get two servers," said one restaurant owner. Expect slow service and long waits as New Jersey restaurants reopen for the summer. It's the result of a labor shortage that has the restaurant industry starved for cooks and servers. (NJ Spotlight News) 
Time to Grow: N.J.'s Emerge Program, the New Jobs-Based Business Tax Credit Program, is Now Accepting Applications
Small and large businesses, and nonprofits, can apply for tax credits to support expansion in New Jersey that meets either minimum capital investment, job creation or retention. Base tax credits will range from $500 to $4,000 per job, per year, depending on location and other aspects of the project. (ROI-NJ) 
The 'Gateway' Project to Build New Hudson River Tunnels Wins Key Federal Approval  
A long-awaited environmental approval that will move New York and New Jersey one step closer to building two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River has been granted by federal officials, after a three-year-delay from a promised 2018 date. (nj.com
Helping Post-COVID-19 Patients with a Distorted Sense of Smell and Taste 
Some people recovering from the illness are suffering from some of the oddest side effects — a distorted sense of taste and smell. Scientists are learning more about the symptoms and how to treat them. (NJ Spotlight News) 
JUNE 1 EVENT: The Historical Perspective on Black Wall Street and its Relevance to Business Today.
Actor and humanitarian Danny Glover and business leaders discuss the legacy of the Black-owned businesses of Tulsa's Greenwood District and today’s Black-owned enterprises. For more information and to register, click here. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) 
New Online Resource: The NJ Chamber Legislative Roster
An up-to-date, mobile friendly, single source for office and contact information for New Jersey’s Governor and every N.J. legislator 
Try it out here - NJCCGovGuide.com
The State is Setting Up Vaccine Clinics Hosted by Employers  
The state Health Department is pairing vaccine providers with employers to create on-site vaccine pop-up clinics. The Health Department is asking employers interested in hosting a clinic at no cost to take this survey. (The New Jersey Department of Health)
New Jersey Released an Employers Guide to the COVID-19 Vaccine 
The guide recommends actions employers can take to promote COVID-19 vaccines. The guide calls the vaccines "a key enabler of the new normal and New Jersey’s economic recovery from the pandemic." To read the report, click here.  (The New Jersey Department of Health)
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Business Resources
Federal Grants for Restaurants and Bars (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
State & Federal Financial Assistance (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Pandemic Resources for Small Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Reopening Playbook for Employers (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Vaccine Guide for Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Jobs and Hiring Portal Job Seekers | Employers (State of N.J.)
Guide to Starting a Business in N.J. (New Jersey Business Action Center)
The Best Tool for Your Business - Membership in the N.J. Chamber
The N.J. Chamber provides members with guest speakers, webinars, networking opportunities and discount programs that help businesses grow. The N.J. Chamber also advocates for pro-growth and pro-business legislation.
N.J. Coronavirus Cases
Total Confirmed Deaths Reported: 23,503
Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported: 886,902
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