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The latest on the COVID-19 outbreak

It is important to PIA that you are updated on developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak regularly.

To find the latest information about COVID-19, please review this news posting daily. Postings include topics such as:

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Latest news about COVID-19 in New Jersey:

Business & Development:

April 1: NJEDA relief programs for small- to mid-sized businesses

April 1: How to prepare for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan

April 1: N.J. labor department urges businesses to keep employees on the payroll through COVID-19

April 1: Questions remain about whether Gov. Murphy will delay primary, use mail-in balloting

March 27: President signs federal stimulus package; includes loans for small businesses

March 26: NJEDA announces new initiatives to support businesses impacted by COVID-19

March 26: Gov. Murphy signs legislation to prohibit employers from terminating or refusing to reinstate an employee who misses work due to an infectious disease

March 26: Oxford United offers resources for you and your clients about COVID-19: Employer FAQ and Broker FAQ and UHC COVID-19 updates.

March 26: Who qualifies for paid leave under the new coronavirus law

March 24: Gov. Murphy orders all nonessential retail businesses to close to the public

March 23: One of PIANJ’s long-time partners Special Olympics New Jersey has joined a coalition of charities that is asking the federal government to support the Charitable Sector: COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package. Special Olympics New Jersey is asking PIANJ members to contact their elected officials to support this financial package.

March 23: Treasury, IRS, and Labor announce tax credits for small- and mid-sized businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave

March 23: Mass. governor orders all nonessential businesses to cease in-person operation, directs the Department of Public Health to issue stay-at-home advisory for two weeks

March 23: New Jersey governor issues executive order requiring all businesses to reduce in-office workforce

March 20: N.J. Department of Banking & Insurance encourages regulated entities to assist residents and businesses affected by disruptions due to COVID-19

March 20: Governors from Conn., N.J., N.Y., and Pa., advocate for federal assistance for residents and businesses

March 20: U.S. Treasury extends tax-filing deadline for taxpayers and businesses

March 20: Director of emergency management orders personal-care facilities closure

March 19: Gov. Murphy announces mandatory closure of all personal care businesses

March 19: Gov. Murphy enacts a moratorium on removals of individuals due to evictions or foreclosures

March 19: Paid sick leave signed by president

March 18: Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days

March 18: N.J. Human Services works to protect and help maintain continued benefits for residents amid COVID-19 outbreak

March 18: Pennsylvania joins New Jersey, New York and Connecticut’s regional coalition to combat COVID-19

March 18: New Jersey Department of?Labor issues general picture of benefits and rights available in certain COVID-19 work-related situations

March 17: COVID-19 business-interruption insurance bill reported out of Assembly committee

March 17: If you do business in New York: Cyber security certification of compliance filing deadline extended to May 30 due to COVID-19

March 17: The Division of Workers’ Compensation announced—in a Notice To The Bar—a three-week suspension of all workers’ compensation court calendars as part of the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This suspension of workers’ court proceedings will begin Tuesday, March 17, and continue through Friday, April 3, 2020.

March 17: The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau announced in Advisory Bulletin #71, that due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Rating Bureau has closed its office in Newark until further notice.

March 17: New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton has announced that all agency and road testing facilities will be closed effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It anticipates re-opening in two weeks, on Monday, March 30, 2020.

March 17: Gov. Murphy announces aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

March 16: Gov. Murphy announces aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

March 16: Amid lack of federal direction, Gov. Murphy, Gov. Cuomo, and Gov. Lamont announce regional approach to combatting COVID-19

March 15: New Jersey Juvenile Commission suspends visits at secure care facilities and residential community homes

March 15: Gov. Murphy requests federal government re-open Affordable Care Act enrollment in New Jersey in response to COVID-19

March 14: Sweeney identifies actions to provide economic relief from coronavirus impact

March 13: Trump declares a national emergency in response to coronavirus

March 13: U.S. House plans to vote on virus bill soon

March 11: COVID-19 update for consumers and businesses: Combatting price gouging and consumer fraud?

March 10: ICYMI: Civil Service Commission issues guidelines and FAQs for state employees after Gov. Murphy’s announcement of state of emergency for New Jersey

March 10: Utica National offers coronavirus guidance for employers, and educational institutions

March 9: Coronavirus will cost businesses billions. Insurance may not help.

Insurance Industry:

March 31: Executive order requires insurance agencies to reduce in-office workforce

March 31: PIA National proposes COVID-19 recovery fund

March 27: PIA National statement on House passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 27: PIA National statement on Senate passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 20: Utica National offers advice on the COVID-19 pandemic: How agents and producers should respond to coverage questions

March 19: Even during challenging times, we are committed to our members

March 17: The New Jersey Insurance Underwriting Association urges customers to use the association’s website (www.njiua.org), and producer portal when applicable to conduct their day-to-day business with the association. Its goal is to limit the amount of paper coming into the office and to utilize the website’s online capabilities to submit new business, endorsements and make payments.

March 16: ICYMI: NJ Labor Department suspends in-person unemployment insurance services at one-stop career centers due to COVID-19

March 13: Coughlin and Bramnick announce legislation, policy initiatives in response to coronavirus pandemic

March 12: COVID-19 and what it means to you (PIA QuickSource document)

March 12: Insurers impacted by coronavirus twice over

March 10: DOBI issues bulletin in response to COVID-19

March 6: Update from PIA: COVID-19 outbreak

March 3: Endorsements: COVID-19 risk management

?Feb. 4: Many coverages exclusions with coronavirus

General Information:

April 1: Update from New Jersey Department of Health

March 26: President Donald J. Trump approves major disaster declaration for New Jersey

March 26: A coronavirus checklist to help keep N.J. residents informed

March 23: Gov. Murphy suspends all elective surgeries, invasive procedures to preserve essential equipment and hospital capacity

March 22: Gov. Murphy announces departmental actions to expand access to telehealth and tele-mental health services in response to COVID-19

March 22: Gov. Murphy announces opening of COVID-19 testing site for New Jerseyans at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel

March 21: New Jersey launches new COVID-19 website

March 20: NJ MVC close until Monday, March 30, 2020; two-month extension for licenses, registrations and inspections

March 20: N.J. MVC COVID-19 FAQs

March 20: Gov. Murphy issues executive order to postpone N.J. elections

March 19: Gov. Murphy signs legislation to expand telehealth access and expedite licensure of out-of-state professionals

March 19: Gov. Murphy announces changes to upcoming New Jersey elections in response to COVID-19

March 19: AG Grewal: COVID-19 is no excuse for discrimination and harassment

March 18: Gov. Murphy, Commissioner Johnson announce new amendments to child care subsidy program in response to spread of COVID-19

March 17: In letter to President Trump, Gov. Murphy requests support of U.S. military and Army Corps of Engineers to assist New Jersey’s efforts to expand hospital and intensive care unit capacity

March 17: Congress begins to address COVID-19 pandemic

March 17: One dangerous coronavirus "self-check test" is circulating on social media. Here’s why you should avoid it.

March 16: Attorney General Grewal issues guidance to law enforcement to protect public and meet challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

March 13: Federal government’s response to coronavirus, COVID-19

March 12: Gov. Murphy recommends cancellation of all public gatherings of more than 250 individuals

March 11: N.J. higher education secretary announces coronavirus guidance for colleges, universities; urges institutions to prepare amid outbreak

March 11: COVID-19 is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization says

March 10: Joint statement from Gov. Murphy and Lt. Gov. Oliver

March 10: Gov. Murphy announces efforts to support consumer access to COVID-19 screening, testing, and testing-related services

March 9: Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency, public health emergency to strengthen state preparedness to contain the spread of COVID-19

March 7: ICYMI: Statement regarding potential COVID-19 exposure risk at Conservative Political Action Conference

March 6: Joint statement from Gov. Murphy, acting Gov. Oliver, and Commissioner Persichilli on fourth presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus in New Jersey

March 6: ICYMI: Department of Education issues guidance for school districts on COVID-19

March 2: Gov. Murhphy updates the public on the status of coronavirus in the state and highlights New Jersey’s preparedness measures amid global outbreak

Feb. 3: N.J. Department of Health issues updated guidance on 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in China

Webinars & Videos:

April 1: The Break: Paid Medical and Family Leave

April 1: PIA Northeast Director of Government & Industry Affairs Bradford J. Lachut, Esq., to lead PIA webinar, Coronavirus and Commercial Coverage on Monday, April 13, and Wednesday, May 6, from 10-11 a.m.

March 31: The Break: PIA explains what small businesses need to know about the federal stimulus

March 23: Did you miss the free-to-PIA-members Webinar: Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Right Now? You can access it on-demand now.

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