Getting Back To Work In Newark NJ: Making Sense Out Of Local & State COVID-19 Guidelines

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, executives and employees alike are still trying to make sense out of the new guidelines and regulations. Frequent updates, modifications, and changes for what is and is not allowed have blurred the lines, leading to a loss in translation. Fortunately, our team at Newark Office Space has compiled the following blog post to help your Newark NJ business navigate the need-to-knows.

1. What Exactly Does Each “Stage” Entail
In accordance with the official New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub, the various “stages” associated with reopening are as follows:
Stage 1: “Restrictions are relaxed on low-risk activities.” Here, numerous outdoor activities like golfing, campgrounds, and beaches were reopened.
Stage 2: “Moderate-risk activities restart.” Stage 2 involves outdoor dining, childcare centers, barber shops, and more.
Stage 3: “Higher-contact activities restart with significant safeguarding.” For stage 3, critical in-office work, bars (limited capacity), and limited entertainment are reopened.
As of June 15th, New Jersey has entered into Stage 2.

2. How Can My Business Fill Empty Positions?
With the entire state in flux, business owners have substantial gaps to fill in order to achieve operability. We highly recommend visiting the New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal, an excellent state wide resource for employee to employer matching.

3. As a Newark-Based Business Owner, What Should I Know?
By frequently checking the City Of Newark COVID-19 Information Card, you can stay in-the-know for updates. So far, Newark has been conducting city wide sweeps and sanitation efforts to protect residents. As for Newark-specific regulations, Mayor Ras Baraka has made it clear that residents are within their rights to ask business owners if their employees have been tested for COVID 19. There is no shortage of city-wide testing facilities, meaning that responsible business owners may want to ensure their staff is in compliance. Overall, Newark is closely adhering to overarching New Jersey policies.

As businesses across the state reopen, interested business owners who are looking to establish themselves, expand, or relocate may want to consider our services at Newark Office Space. Our premier locations offer affordable office space solutions in prime Newark NJ buildings.

We wish you the best of luck with your reopening efforts, and hope you found our blog post valuable. If so, please feel free to share it across your social media pages. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page.
Thank you for reading, and we look forward to hearing from you!