ANNOUNCEMENT (3/20/20) COVID-19 AND FLU PREVENTION MEASURES – INTERIM GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES
COVID-19 AND FLU PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
Interim Guide for Businesses and Employers
WHAT THE PUBLIC CAN DO
Source : CDC , Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance
We remind all members of our community that there are everyday preventative actions they can take to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and flu.
Residents and business owners are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Adopt work from home policies or flexible work hours.
- Avoid crowded public places (shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums) and mass gatherings.
- Maintain distance (about 6 feet) from others when possible.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid handshakes. Try an elbow bump.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Clean your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).
- Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.
COVID-19 UPDATES VIA CDC
Source: U.S. Small Business Administration
Source: New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
SBA has approved New Jersey for SBA lending programs for the current crisis and will be opening up its website for new applications. Please visit SBA.gov/disaster for more information and to apply only.
Talk to your property owner about your lease and rent payments
Talk to your bank about your loans and property mortgages.
Talk to your insurers about mid-term changes to your policy and special payment options.
COVID-19 SCENARIOS & BENEFITS AVAILABLE
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
The health, well-being, and safety of our businesses and the community are of foremost importance. We are here for you.
Most of the cancellations and temporary regulations that you are seeing in Hackensack, and elsewhere, are practices of social distancing. Social distancing is a scientifically proven method of slowing the spread of infectious diseases. The practice ensures health and public safety systems are not overburdened through community spread.
Businesses can find more about social distancing and read the most up to date information about COVID-19 from the CDC website.
The Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance will continue to serve as an advocate and resource to our business community by sharing linked resources, updates and best practices from national, state and local officials on our website. We will update the information as we receive it.
We will continue to share additional ways to support downtown businesses in the coming weeks on the Downtown Hackensack website and through social media.
Be assured, we are working closely with Hackensack and health officials to adapt messaging and temporary regulations appropriately.
Feel free to call or email the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance anytime with questions or comments.
Thank you for your continued efforts to make good decisions in the best interest of your business and the community.
Executive Director – Main Street Business Alliance