According to the Essex County, New Jersey government website, “In the abundance of caution and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Schools of Technology, Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, County Golf Courses and community centers in the Parks System will be closed from Saturday, March 14 to Friday, March 27.”
Middlesex School District has put together resources to assist parents and students with school work during the school closing. For more information and resources click here.
Support for Small Businesses
Small Business Administration Updated Disaster Assistance Loans (As of March 17th, 2020)
The S. Small Business Administration has updated their Disaster Assistance Loan criteria to support more small business. According to a recent press release from the SBA, the following criteria will have two immediate impacts:
Faster, Easier Qualification Processes
Expanded, Statewide Access to the SBA Disaster Assistance Loans.
Mental Health Support
The following 24/7 crisis hotlines provide free, confidential emotional support:
New Jersey MentalHealthCare’s Disaster Line: Call 866.202.4357