• Below is a list of resources and COVID19 related resources that will be updated regularly.  Most recent updates will appear at the top.

     


    NJ COVID-19 Information Hub


    The State of New Jersey is looking to train and hire 1,000 contact tracers as it makes plans to safely reopen the state economy.  Contact Tracing is the process used to identify those who come into contact with people who have tested positive for many communicable diseases – in this case, COVID-19.  Click here to find out more about contact tracing and complete an interest form.  https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/tracer

     


    6abc.com Article About Companies Looking to Hire Remote Workers

     


     

     Low Cost and No Cost Computers

    Comcast Internet Essentials offers low-cost computers to families who qualify and sign up for 2 month free Internet service.  

    The On It Program offers free computers to families who receive free/reduced lunch.  They also have a layway program for familes that do not meet the requirements for the On It Program called the Jump On It Program.  The computers offered are low-cost and families can lay one away for as low as $15/month.

    With Causes is another program that donates computers to families who meet income requirements. 

     


    Mortgage and Rental Protections

    On March 19, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 106, which states that any lessee, tenant, homeowner or any other person shall not be removed from a residential property as the result of an eviction or foreclosure proceeding. Your landlord cannot remove you from your home during this emergency.

    Additionally, several major national financial institutions - including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America - are committing to not initiate foreclosure sales or eviction proceedings for at least 60 days.

    Mortgage Relief
    On March 28, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The initiative has secured support from Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and PNC Bank, in addition to over 40 other federal and state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers, with more financial institutions expected to sign on in the coming days. Under the proposal, New Jerseyans who are struggling financially as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for the following relief upon contacting their financial institution:

    90-Day Grace Period for Mortgage Payments: Financial institutions will offer, consistent with applicable guidelines, mortgage payment forbearances of up to 90 days to borrowers economically impacted by COVID-19. In addition, those institutions will:

    • Provide borrowers a streamlined process to request a forbearance for COVID-19-related reasons, supported with available documentation;
    • Confirm approval of and termsof forbearance program; and
    • Provide borrowers theopportunity to request additional relief, as practicable, upon continued showing of hardship due to COVID-19.

    No Negative Credit Impacts Resulting from Relief: Financial institutions will not report derogatory tradelines (e.g., late payments) to credit reporting agencies, consistent with applicable guidelines, for borrowers taking advantage of COVID-19-related relief.

    Relief from Fees and Charges: For at least 90 days, financial institutions will waive or refund at least the following for customers who have requested assistance:

    • Mortgage-related late fees; and
    • Other fees, including early CD withdrawals (subject to applicable federal regulations).

    Homeowners should contact lenders directly to take advantage of this relief. These lenders are experiencing high volumes of inquiries and may recommend using online services when available. Loans held by a financial institution may be serviced by another company.

    For more information on COVID-19 related mortgage relief, please visit here: https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/covid/mortgagerelief.html

    Additional Housing Assistance
    Visit www.nj.gov/dca/dcaid to see if you are eligible for any of the state's housing assistance programs. These include temporary assistance to households who are being evicted due to a short- term loss of income and temporary financial assistance to help pay for housing and case management and services to maintain housing. There are also programs available to help veterans, low-income families, the elderly, single-parents, and more.

    To further aid both homeowners and renters facing hardship, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is expanding its Foreclosure Mediation Assistance Program (FMAP) to include renter and pre-foreclosure counseling through a network of housing counselors in each county. Counseling is free, available now, and can be provided remotely.

    Counselors will provide assistance to help homeowners avoid potential foreclosure. At the same time, the counseling made available to renters will guide them on how to approach discussions with their landlords on dealing with their rent situation.
    For a list of housing counselors participating in FMAP, visit: https://njhousing.gov/foreclosure

    Posted/Updated: 3/28/20
    Source: https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200328c.shtmlhttps://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200319c.shtml

     


    Newly Approved Stimulus Package

    Congress came to agreement on the $2 trillion dollar stimulus package.  Single individuals who earn less than $75,000 annually and married couples who earn less than $198,000 annually will be eligible to receive a payment.  Parents will get $500 for each qualifying child.  For more information about the stimulus package, click here.


    NJ Food Assistance/Cash Assistance/Health Insurance

    https://www.njhelps.org/

     


    Food Banks - It is recommended that you call these organizations before visiting.

    Glassboro Food Bank

    123A East High Street

    Glassboro, NJ 08028

    856-863-9030

    Is open every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Open to Glassboro residents only.  

    Ebenezer Baptist Church
    412 Stanger Ave.
    Glassboro, NJ 08028    856-226-3540
    Every 3rd Thursday


    Faith Fellowship Church of Glassboro
    510 Arthur Ave.
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
    (856) 881-1138
    10-11am Sundays

    Benevolent Food Pantry
    341 Fish Pond Road
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
    (484) 477-9257
    Every 3rd Wednesday from 10am -12noon, and 3pm-5pm or Every 2nd Saturday  from 1pm -2pm 

    First Baptist Church
    110 South Delsea Dirve
    Clayton, NJ 08312
    (856) 881-5454 ext. 101
    10 - 12      2nd and 4th Thursday  (Appointment only) 

    Glassboro Ministerium 

    C/O Family Services, Inc. 

    Call The First Call For Help Hotline At 1-800-648-0132 for more information and referal.
    Glassboro residents ONLY, ID and proof of address required.  


    Burger King

    Burger King is offering two free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal.  Click here for details.


    Diabetic Supplies

    The Diabetes Foundation is offering two-week diabetes back-up emergency supply kits and diabetes emergency insulin administration supply kits for NJ residents in need of supplies.  Please click here for more information and to apply. 


    Due to COVID 19 and the increased demand for supplies, groceries, etc., several area companies are hiring.  If you are looking for employment, click on the link below: 

    https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

     


    Resources related to income interruption due to COVID19 Published by NJ.com 

    Click here


    Utility Providers Statements on COVID19

    South Jersey Gas customer service centers are closed until further notice.  Please click here for information on payment arrangements.

    Statement from Verizon:  When a Verizon customer is experiencing hardships because of COVID-19, Verizon will waive late fees for 60 days from March 16, 2020 to May 16, 2020, and will not terminate service to a customer who's been impacted by the events involving the Coronavirus. If our customers are experiencing a hardship, they should call our customer service team to discuss their situation and available options.  Click here for more information.

    Comcast/Xfinity is offering free WiFi to everyone via Xfinity hotspots, is suspending disconnections and late fees, and is pausing their data plan.  Click here for more information.

    AT & T is also offering free WiFi to everyone via hotspots.  Also, they won’t terminate service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer due to an inability to pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and are waiving late payment fees for those customer

     Atlantic City Electric is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment fees through at least May 1.  They will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options.   Click here for more information.


    Extended Sick Leave Benefits

    If you are out of work due to COVID-19 and are NOT receiving pay from your employer, you may be eligible to apply for extended sick leave benefits.  These benefits can be used by parents who are out of work to care for their children while school is closed. Please click on the link below to see if you qualify. 

    https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml.

    If you need resources, assistance or support, please don't hesitate to reach out to Susan Ortiz, Community Parent Involvement Specialist at sortiz@gpsd.us.  I will be checking  my email throughout the day.


     

     

    Phone Check In Will Begin This Week for Preschool Families

    In order to support our families as much as possible during this challenging and uncertain time, Susan Ortiz (J. Harvey Rodgers Community  Parent Involvement Specialist) will be calling each preschool family to check in.  Please look out for her phone call and don't hesitate to let her know if you have questions, concerns or need resources.  As always, feel free to email her at sortiz@gpsd.us.  Please be sure to check the J. Harvey Rodgers page regularly for resources and information.
     

    Glassboro Borough Specific Information

    https://www.glassboro.org/covid19-info

     
     
    Valuable information for our Gloucester County Business Community
     

    The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has set up a webpage that outlines resources for companies impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit their page for more information.

    The State of New Jersey has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a declared disaster state for COVID-19. The SBA has funded new relief programs as well. Small businesses can now start to apply for Disaster Loans on SBA’s website. Please visit their page for more information.

    Please see the Small Business Face Sheet by clicking here.

    If you have any questions, contact Hilary Beckett, Manager of Government Affairs, at hbeckett@chambersnj.com.

    The New Jersey Department of Labor has released more resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Work-related questions and answers regarding COVID-19 can be found by visiting their website.

    To file an unemployment claim please go online or call Unemployment Insurance at contact information below:

     

    South New Jersey: 856-507-2340

    Out-of-state claims: 888-795-6672 (you must call from a phone with an out-of-state area code) Website:

    The Gloucester County Office of Economic Development will be the main point of contact for business during this unprecedented time. We can be reached at 856-384-6930 or via email at tbianco@co.gloucester.nj.us. In addition to the support of Gloucester County’s Department of Economic Development, we will continue to supply you with information from our State and Federal Resources. COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses.