Coronavirus Preparedness & Response

When it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our goal is to provide our Tourism Partners with the most up-to-date and thorough information as we can. We know information during this time can be confusing. This is why we’re providing you the following links to official resources as they relate to our industry.


News & Updates:

June 11, 2020
Assm No. 4131: DOH Sanitization Guidelines for Hotels

June 9, 2020
NJ COVID-19 Youth Summer Camp Standards

June 8, 2020
Somerset County COVID-19 Resource Document: Farmer Markets

June 4, 2020
Protocols for New Jersey Outdoor Dining Released

May 20, 2020
GBTA Study Finds More Than Half of Companies Considering Resuming Travel in Near Future

May 15, 2020
CDC Issues Guidelines for Reopening
CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

May 4, 2020
U.S. Travel Industry Releases Guidance for “Travel in the New Normal”
Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers

April 30, 2020
(from NJ Div. of Travel and Tourism PR Agency of Record, Lou Hammond Group)

April 16, 2020
80-Plus House Members Urge Relief Destination Marketing Organizations

April 10, 2020
Next Round of Travel Coronavirus Relief: What the Travel Industry Needs

April 7, 2020
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Closing State and County Parks to Further Social Distancing

April 6, 2020
For Hotels and Wraparound Services:
Establishment of Temporary Quarantine-Isolation Non-Congregate

April 4, 2020
Governor Murphy and Superintendant Callahan Authorize Municipalities and Counties to Restrict Short-Term Rentals

March 31, 2020
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
How U.S. Tourism Businesses Can Access SBA Coronavirus Emergency Funds

March 30, 2020
State Releases Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard

March 24, 2020
The State of New Jersey has released its COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal.

March 22, 2020

Somerset County has notified the public that supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are low due to the current public health crisis. As a result, Somerset County’s Office of Emergency Management is asking ‘nonessential’ businesses to donate their PPE supplies for the benefit of RWJ University Hospital Somerset and local first responders.

March 19, 2020
All 21 counties in NJ have been approved for US Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (Disaster # NJ-00057). For information on how to apply for these loans, please access the Small Business Administration’s website here.

March 18, 2020
Action Alert from U.S. Travel: Tell Your Members of Congress How COVID-19 is Affecting Your Business

March 17, 2020
Report: Coronavirus Having Catastophic Impact on Travel  Businesses and Workers (U.S. Travel Association)


Director and Health Officer/Epidemiologist of Somerset County Department of Health, Dr. Namitha Reddy addresses the FAQs of COVID-19:

We will continue to update these links and resources as they are made available to us.

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