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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RESOURCE CENTER
for IRVINGTON BUSINESSES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-May 13, 2020

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars

TRENTON
 – As part of New Jersey’s Road Back, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events. The construction and non-essential retail provisions will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, while the car gatherings provision will take effect immediately. “I’ve been clear that data will determine dates, and what we are seeing gives us confidence that we can begin the careful restart of our economy,” said Governor Murphy. “Over the past eight weeks, New Jerseyans have taken our stay-at-home order seriously and have created the conditions that make this next phase possible. The steps we are taking allow for important standards of social distancing to continue with the return of safe, responsible business operations.” 

Non-Essential Construction: The Order permits non-essential construction projects to resume effective at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18. All construction projects must abide by the social distancing, safety, and sanitization requirements that are described in detail in the Governor’s Executive Order.

Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses: The Order also permits non-essential retail businesses to allow curbside pickup of goods, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, but businesses must continue to have their in-store operations closed to customers.  Businesses who choose to offer curbside pickup must abide by the requirements in the Order, which include but are not limited to the following:
In-store operations should be limited to those employees who are responsible for the operations required for curbside pickup;
Customer transactions should be handled in advance by phone, email, facsimile or other means that avoid person-to-person contact;
Customers shall notify the retailer by text message, email, or phone once they arrive, or make best efforts to schedule their arrival time in advance.  The customer should be asked to remain in their vehicle, if arriving by car, until store staff delivers the purchase;
Designated employees should bring goods outside of the retail establishment and place goods directly in a customer’s vehicle when possible, avoiding person-to-person contact; and
Such businesses must follow social distancing and mitigation practices outlined in previous orders, including requiring workers to wear cloth face coverings when in contact with other workers or customers and gloves when in contact with goods or customers. 

Car Gatherings:  The Order states that car gatherings do not violate the Governor’s ban on gatherings under Executive Order No. 107.  Examples of such car gatherings include but are not limited to drive-in movies, religious services, or drive-through farms or safaris.  Car gatherings will be subject to the restrictions in the Order, which include but are not limited to the following:
Attendees must remain in their same car throughout the gathering, unless 1) an occupant needs to get out of the vehicle for their health or safety or 2) an occupant needs to use the restroom;
The vehicle must remain closed at all times unless 1) there is six feet of distance between other vehicles or individuals or 2) an officer, public official or guard requires the vehicle to open. There is a further exception allowing the opening of the vehicle if necessary for health or safety;
Individuals organizing the gathering who are not in vehicles must follow social distancing and wear cloth face coverings; and
To the degree that a gathering requires pre-payment, or seeks donations of any kind, contactless options for pre-payment or donation, such as online or by telephone, must be offered wherever feasible.

Retail businesses operating in shopping malls are permitted to operate by curbside pickup, in accordance with the other requirements of this paragraph, but staff must bring the goods to customers at the exterior of the mall.  The indoor portions of shopping malls must remain closed, as required by the Governor's previous orders.
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 Comprehensive COVID-19 NJ Business Resources 
 State of NJ Dept. of Labor 
 World Health Organization (WHO) 
 NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) 
 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
 NJ Child Care for Essential Workers 
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Governor Murphy's Executive Orders re: Essential Businesses and "Stay at Home":
The following retail stores may continue to stay open: grocery stores, pharmacies, take-out restaurants, farmer's markets and farm stands, gas stations and their retail stores, liquor stores, hardware stores, banks, healthcare stores, dry-cleaners, pet stores, childcare stores, auto-repair shops, printers, office-supply stores, and mail delivery stores, like UPS and FedEx.
All other businesses and non-profits must create telework options, if feasible. If a business cannot establish a work-from-home option, it must reduce on-site staff to the minimal number necessary to ensure operations can continue.
The order does not apply to law enforcement, first responders, essential retail employees, construction, utility, home repair, warehouse, lab techs, IT staff, or cleaners.
The following have been added to the list of essential businesses (3-24):
Mobile phone retail and repair shops.
Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair.
Livestock feed stores.
Nurseries and garden centers.
Farming equipment stores.

“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons:
1) Obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses;
2) Obtaining takeout or food beverages from restaurants;
3) Seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement;
4) Visiting family or close friends, caretakers, or romantic partners;
5) Reporting to or performing their job;
6) Walking, running, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;
7) Leaving for an educational, religious, or political reason;
8) Leaving because of a reasonable fear for health or safety; or
9) Leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency.

Uplifting News During the Pandemic Crisis
If your business has "good news" or an anecdote pertaining to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, please contact Caitlin at (973) 673-0205 so we can share it on this website. We all need positive news to lift our spirits!
FREE HAND SANITIZER AVAILABLE FOR CBID/ICC/ISABID MEMBERS
You may have seen news reports that the Claremont Distillery in Fairfield, NJ, has been authorized to convert its operations to manufacture hand sanitizer. Claremont Distillery's owner, Tim Koether, is the uncle of Caitlin Koether Sumner, the executive director of the CBID/ICC/ISABID.
Caitlin is offering any member of our organizations the opportunity to receive free hand sanitizer manufactured by Claremont Distillery.
If you are interested, call Caitlin at (973) 673-0205 for details.

JESSE J. HEAP & SON, INC., ASSISTS NATIONAL FACE MASK PRODUCTION
An Irvington firm, Jesse J. Heap & Son, Inc., located at 526 S. 21st Street in the Camptown Business Improvement District (CBID), has been contracted by national underwear giant Hanes to help in the production of face masks for the medical profession.
According to the Hanes.com website: "At Team Hanes, we are dedicating manufacturing capacity to face mask production urgently needed in the U.S. to fight the spread of the virus."
Jay Heap reports that his company will supply Hanes with specialty sewing and cutting equipment to help Hanes produce the face masks.
Jesse J. Heap & Son, Inc. manufactures and distributes a wide variety of labor saving devices and factory automation technologies including new and rebuilt Dye Sublimation Equipment, Heat Transfer Machines, Fusing Machines, So-Fast Cutting Equipment, and Material Handling Equipment and folders for sewing machines.
Since 1931, its equipment has been used for manufacturing of apparel, home & office furnishings, industrial fabrics, automotive trim, large format signage, and more. Jesse J. Heap & Son, Inc., serves industries ranging from textile and garment to automotive, military and pharmaceutical.
"We presented Hanes with a design of our sewing and cutting equipment so Hanes can manufacture the masks," said Heap, who is a member of the CBID Board of Directors. Hanes has already begun work on the face mask production.

CHEF ROSCOE CATERS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL STAFF; FEEDS IRVINGTON SENIORS
Congratulations to Roscoe Coleman, proprietor of Chef Roscoe's RMT Buffet Catering, 1379 Springfield Avenue, Irvington, for his new contract with University Hospital in Newark, NJ.
Chef Roscoe is providing catered meals that he personally creates to serve 275 hospital staff members five times a week.
"The hospital couldn't find a caterer who could provide meals after 8 pm," Coleman explained, "until they spoke with us."
Coleman is first vice president of the Irvington Chamber of Commerce and a Board member of the Irvington Springfield Avenue BID.
Chef Roscoe Coleman (left) donated 100 meals to Irvington senior citizens on April 29. Roscoe says "the community has supported me so I wanted to support the community." Roscoe, a member of the Boards of Directors of both the Irvington Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Irvington Springfield Avenue BID (ISABID), is joined here by ICC President Kevin Boykins.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING PANDEMIC

Kevin Boykins
LIFE & CAR INSURANCE: If you are finding problems with your policy even though you are currently healthy, Primerica representative KEVIN BOYKINS can review your options virtually and customize a policy to avoid coverage exclusions and save you money. Kevin's cell number is (973) 517-3117.

STAFFING: Essential businesses that need to hire workers can contact LUDIN PIERRE of ARescue Staffing. Ludin's cell number is (973) 332-0584.
ATTENTION, IRVINGTON BUSINESSES:
We have created a list of "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" establishments for our readers and to help you. Please call Caitlin at (973) 673-0205 and leave a voicemail with your business name, address, phone number, hours of operation, and any restrictions so shoppers/clients will have your information. You can also email the information to: firsteamgt@aol.com. Stay safe, and thank you!
Irvington Businesses OPEN during CoronaVirus Pandemic
#SHOPLOCAL
(updated as of March 31, 2020 @ 12pm)

AUTO REPAIR
ADVANNE AUTO PARTS, 758 Lyons Avenue - 7:30am-7:00pm
AUTO ZONE, 514 Lyons Avenue - 7:30am-6:30pm
AUTO ZONE, 1128 Springfield Avenue - 7:30am-6:30pm
ECUABROTHERS AUTO REPAIR & TIRE, 1029 Clinton Avenue - 8:00am-5:30pm
MIDAS, 1166 Springfield Avenue - 8:00am-5pm (M-F)/8am-3:00pm (Sat)
WASHINGTON AUTO PARTS, 722 Springfield Avenue - 8:00am-6:00pm

DELIS, GROCERIES, SUPERMARKETS
DIDI MARKET, 1362 Springfield Avenue, (973) 372-1177 - 5:00AM-3:00PM
FARAFINA INTERNATIONAL MARKET, 771 Springfield Avenue, (862) 772-4015 - 10:00AM-7:00PM
SHOP SMART FOOD MART, 773 Springfield Avenue, (973) 373-9752 - 10:00AM-8:00PM
SUPER FRESH, 471 Lyons Avenue, (973) 926-5498 - 6:00AM-7:20PM
SUPREMO FOOD MARKET, 910-914 Springfield Avenue, (973) 399-8032 - 7:00AM-9:00PM
Y&G DELI, 988 Springfield Avenue, (862) 955-3161 - 8:30AM-8:00PM

HARDWARE
NEWARK PAINT & WALLPAPER, 1156 Springfield Avenue - 6:00AM-6:00PM

LOCKSMITH
IRVINGTON SECURITY CENTER LOCKSMITH, 1345 Springfield Avenue - 973-372-0336 (FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY)

LIQUOR STORES
HOME LIQUORS, 1227 Springfield Avenue - 10:00am-8:00pm
INTERNATIONAL LIQUORS, 1070 Springfield Avenue - 10:00am-8:00pm

PHARMACIES
GREEN LEAF PHARMACY, 870 Springfield Avenue - 10:30am-6:00pm, 7 days a week
IRVINGTON PHARMACY, 1098 Clinton Avenue - 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday); Closed Saturday & Sunday
RITE AID, 1200-1220 Clinton Avenue - 8:00am-8:00pm, 7 days a week
SPRINGVIEW PHARMACY, 1205 Springfield Avenue - 9:00am-6:00pm, 7 days a week
WALGREENS, 810 Springfield Avenue - 9:00am-8:00pm (Monday-Friday); 9:00am-6:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
WELLNESS RX PHARMACY, 1076 Springfield Avenue - 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday); 9:00am-2:00pm (Saturday)

RETAIL STORES
DOLLAR GENERAL, 1120 Springfield Avenue - 7:00am-8:00pm
DOLLAR GENERAL, 673 Chancellor Avenue - 7:00am-8:00pm

RESTAURANTS (TAKE OUT ONLY!)
ANTOJITOS RESTAURANT 1241 Springfield Avenue,(973) 399-4880 - 10:00am-8:00pm
BIG JAMAICAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT, 891 Springfield Avenue, (973) 373-9469 - 10am-7pm
BIG JOE'S PIZZERIA, Springfield & Sanford Aves, (973) 375-8224 - 10:00am-9:00pm
BON APPETIT CARIBBEAN CUISINE, 1163 Springfield Avenue, (973) 272-1800 - 9:30-7:30pm
THE BRIDGE CUISINE, 1080-B Springfield Avenue,(973) 371-9200 - 7:30am-9:30pm
BROOKLYN'S PIZZA, 1096 Clinton Avenue, (973) 373-0025 - 10:00am-8:00pm
BRUNO'S PIZZA, 1023 Springfield Avenue, (973) 371-9093 - 10:00am-8:00pm
CHEF ROSCOE'S (RMT Catering)*, 1379 Springfield Avenue, (973) 372-6200 - 9:00am-8:00pm:
*please check shopchefroscoe.com for email notifications, updates, FRIDAY TAKE-OUT (11:00am-7:00pm) and FREE DELIVERY available
DENISE'S PLACE, 1295 Springfield Avenue, (973) 374-5124 - 9:00am-8:00pm
DENISE'S TAKE OUT, 1247 Springfield Avenue, (973) 583-2662 - 9:00am-10:00pm
DON'S DINER, 666 Nye Avenue, (973) 373-3055 - 24 HOURS - TAKE OUT ONLY!
DR. CHICKEN SHACK, 970 Springfield Avenue, (973) 373-0125 - 6:00AM-8:00pm
EAT WELL AFRICAN CUISINE, 38 Union Avenue, (973) 351-5160 - 11:00am-7:00pm
IHOP, 1212 Springfield Avenue, (973) 371-2222 - 7am-8:00pm DELIVERY w/ ALL APPS
JEAN'S JAMAICAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT, 1352 Springfield Avenue, (973) 371-8786 - 1:00pm-5:00pm DELIVERY WITH ALL APPS (Closed Mondays!)
JEZIF FRIED CHICKEN, 1121 Clinton Avenue, (973) 373-3722 - 9:00am-10:00pm
KARLITO'S SOUL/HALAL RESTAURANT, 896 Springfield Avenue, (973) 757-2722 - 11:30am-8:00pm
KENNEDY FRIED CHICKEN, 1173 Springfield Avenue, (973) 373-1987 - 1:00pm-11:00pm
LITTLE CAESAR'S PIZZA, 896 Springfield Avenue, (862) 255-2719 - 11:00am-8:00pm
PLAZA MEXICO, 1193 Springfield Avenue, (973) 374-5440 - 10:00am-8:00pm
ROY'S FISH FRY #2, 1253 Springfield Avenue, (862) 205-6172 - 10:00am-8:00pm DELIVERY w/ DoorDash & GrubHub APPS
SAN SALVADOR RESTAURANT, 1282 Springfield Avenue, (973) 373-3800 - 10:00am-8:00pm
TONY'S SUBS, 1000 Springfield Avenue, (973) 375-2029 - 7:30am-7:00pm
Current Announcements/Recent Activities
NOTE NEW DATE!
NOVEMBER 5, 2020 - ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS DINNER
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our Awards Dinner has been re-scheduled (again) from May 7 to November 5, 2020.

Meet the Irvington Chamber's 2020 Award Honorees:

CIVIC AWARD HONOREE:
HONORABLE CHARNETTE FREDERIC, 2nd Vice President, Irvington Municipal Council

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD HONOREE:
ELAINE LANE, CEO/Founder, David's Shoes

POLICE and FIRE VALOR AWARD WINNERS:
POLICE DEPARTMENT
DETECTIVE SERGEANT BRANDIS PURYEAR
DETECTIVE SERGEANT MAURICE TAYLOR
DETECTIVE PAMELA MAYS
DETECTIVE RONESSA YOUNGBLOOD
SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMNT OFFICER BRANDON GAETA
POLICE OFFICER SAMUEL ADDO
POLICE OFFICER BAO HO
POLICE OFFICER TAHI JACKSON
POLICE OFFICER AMARI RICKETTS

FIRE DEPARTMENT
FIRE FIGHTER JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
FIRE FIGHTER ASHANTI WILKERSON

Celebrate with us at an elegant dinner with open bar, music, and dancing at The Hanover Manor, East Hanover, NJ.
50/50 raffle tickets will also be sold to benefit the ICC Foundation's Scholarship Fund.
For ad, raffle, and ticket information, call (973) 673-0205.
MARCH 31 CBID ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING IS CANCELED
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the March 31 CBID Annual Budget Meeting is canceled. CBID members received the proposed budget via mail postmarked March 17 and remain advised to contact the CBID staff by email (firsteamgt@aol.com), fax (228-530-4572), or phone (973-673-0205) with any comments for consideration by the CBID Board of Directors. Thank you.
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ISABID HONORS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS
The 2018-19 Irvington High School Girls' Basketball team that captured the eight-team Freedom Division title in the Super Essex Conference, was honored with individualized varsity jackets by the Irvington Springfield Avenue BID. Pictured above (l-r) are Head Coach Noel Segarra, players Jada Breland, Chioma Diggs, Briana Lee, Bre Spevey (kneeling), ISABID President Dr. Thomas Panitch, player Rayna Smith, Assistant Coach Michael Brown.
IRVINGTON CHAMBER CELEBRATES ANNUAL CIVIC AWARDS DINNER
The Irvington Chamber feted Roscoe Coleman (left, with wife Fatina) as its 2019 Civic Award Recipient, and Ralph and Cathy Steele (right, with ICC Second Vice President Linda Richardson on left) at its 81st Annual Civic Awards Dinner on April 11, 2019, at The Hanover Manor.
ISABID COMPLETES FIRST FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

"Before"
To read the story behind the first ISABID facade improvement project, go to the ISABID website by clicking its logo above.
"After"
CBID INSTALLS FIRST GATEWAY AT LYONS & GROVE
The Camptown Business Improvement District has installed its first Gateway at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Grove Street. The Gateway, which intends to soften the landscape and identify the major entrances into the CBID, consists of a flower box, CBID welcome sign, sponsorship plate, and holiday decorations prepared by Arizona Landscaping, which has been hired by the CBID to construct the boxes, plant seasonal flowers and maintain them. The first Gateway sponsor is Stuyvesant Press.
The CBID has nine more Gateways to install by next summer at various entrances into its business district. Any Irvington business that wishes to sponsor a Gateway should call the CBID at (973) 395-8900.

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Irvington, New Jersey Business Community in the Township of Irvington, located in eastern Essex County at Exit 143 on the Garden State Parkway,
encompasses three major business organizations:
Irvington Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District (ISABID), Camptown Business Improvement District (CBID), and Irvington Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

These three organizations promote commerce within the Township as a whole,
and in the case of the two business improvement districts, within specific
geographic areas in particular.

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and the businesses we offer by browsing through our website.

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