COVID19 - Information & Resources

COVID-19 News, Updates, Information and Resources

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Town COVID-19 Updates and Helpful Information

Berkeley Heights Township provides frequent COVID-19 updates to help you stay informed about important local, county, state and national COVID-19 information.


June Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus: Daily News Updates June 2020

Regular updates from the Township about COVID-19 Berkeley Heights, Union County, NJ and frequent helpful & important COVID19 news & information for residents and local businesses.



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Coronavirus: Daily News Updates May 2020

Regular updates from the Township about COVID-19 Berkeley Heights, Union County, NJ and frequent helpful & important COVID19 news & information for residents and local businesses.



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CDC Cloth Face Covering Guidelines - what you need to know to Slow the Spread. Information about wearing, making, washing and more.



Twp Coronavirus updateHow to Conduct Business With Your Municipal Government Beginning Friday, March 13

Beginning Friday, March 13, Township offices in Berkeley Heights will be closed to the public. In addition, the Berkeley Heights Public Library will be closed, as will the Recreation Department; all recreation programs are canceled after Friday, March 13, until further notice.

Want the latest live updates on COVID-19 numbers in New Jersey? 

Check out the state’s data dashboard here.

Resources

For Businesses

Reopening

Act Fast on Grants for Small Businesses – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will begin accepting applications for its new grant program tomorrow, June 9, on a first-come, first-served basis. The $45 million program provides grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. For more details and a sample application, click here. The NJEDA is encouraging all nonprofit organizations to apply for the grants.

Tell the State What You Think – The state is requesting your input to better understand how to help businesses get back to work safely and productively. By filling out this online survey, you will help guide the state’s reopening strategy and upcoming business assistance opportunities.

For the U.S. Chamber’s return-to-work playbook for employers, click here.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s report on reopening and preparing workplaces for COVID-19.

The state’s PPE Supplier Registry connects suppliers of personal protective equipment with potential buyers. (Notice from the state: Parties are strongly advised to exercise due diligence when selecting vendors and are responsible for ensuring the quality and regulatory compliance of all goods/services purchased).

For information on applying for a Paycheck Protection Program loan, click here.

The U.S. Chamber’s guide to applying for loan forgiveness under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Survival Guide has a complete listing of all of the coronavirus resources for small businesses.

The N.J. Economic Development Authority is offering assistance programs for New Jersey businesses. Information and applications can be found here.

The IRS posted information on ’stimulus checks’ here.Jobs Portal Opens in new window

The state’s jobs and hiring portal matches employers and candidates. For employers to participate, click here.

New Jersey’s website for information on all of the state’s business resources during the pandemic.

Unemployment & Consumer Affairs

Have Questions about the Status of an Unemployment Claim? - You can send a message to the state Labor Department through its website. Then follow these instructions:

  *   On the top of the page, scroll to the right for “Need Help” and unveil the drop-down menu
  *   Choose Send an Email
  *   Choose Email: Submit a message through the new online form.
  *   Follow the prompts

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

BH Neighbors Helping NeighborsCommunity Resources

BH Neighbors Helping Neighbors

In an effort to help people in Berkeley Heights manage during COVID-19, local volunteers set up a call center; residents can get connected to services, be assigned a check-in buddy, get info about Township & County programs, get groceries/supplies & more.  Call (908) 312-2066 or email: BHHelpingNeighbors@gmail.com

#LightUpTheLights - BH Neighbors Helping Neighbors encourages everyone to put lights in your windows, or lights outside your home (Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali - any lights!), in a sign of solidarity with our community in the fight against COVID-19.

Stressed or Anxious?

If you’re experiencing fear, anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please call one of these Union County Helplines:

  • 908-527-4846
  • 908-527-4844
  • 1-888-845-3434

For 24/7 Emergency Psychiatric Crisis Services, please contact

  • Mobile Community Outreach (Adults): (908) 994-7131
  • Union County Mobile Response & Stabilization (Children): (877) 652-7624
  • RWJ University Hospital: (732) 381-4200
  • Overlook Hospital: 908-522-2000

Additional Help Lines:

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • NJ Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-4357
  • The Peer Recovery Warmline: 1-877-292-5588
  • Veterans Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (press 1)
  • Addiction Help, NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
  • Addiction Help, ReachNJ.gov: 1-844-REACHNJ

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 township has complied a list of commonly asked Questions & Answers such as:

  • How can I best protect myself and my family?
  • What is the process for getting tested?
  • Has UCOHM (Union County Office of Health Management) contacted all individuals who may have come into contact with any patients diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • What is our Health Official’s role?
  • Who should I call/what should I do if I think I have symptoms?
  • Should I drive myself to the hospital or call emergency services?
  • Is it safe to go to the store, etc…?

Full Township Questions & Answers Page

COVID-19 Related Documents