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Important Message from Union City Commissioner, Lucio Fernandez
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        With the number of vaccinated individuals increasing and new cases of COVID-19 dropping, restrictions initially put in place to protect public health during the pandemic are being relaxed across the US. This is certainly a welcome development. However, the re-opening of in-person venues and the relaxation of social distancing guidelines does not subtract from how harshly COVID-19 has jeopardized owners and employees of small businesses.

        Researchers found that by early April 2020, just after the pandemic began to impact the US, small businesses had already experienced mass layoffs and closures. These businesses tend to be financially fragile. Uncertainty about how long the pandemic would go on and difficulties responding to pandemic-related public health regulations exacerbated the hardships that small businesses have faced over the past year and a half.

        Small businesses in Union City and around New Jersey were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. One study estimates that by November 2020, 31.2% of New Jersey-based small businesses that were open in January 2020 had closed. Small businesses that did stay open took huge hits to their revenue.

        Although funding through programs such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became available for businesses, navigating the necessary bureaucratic steps and eligibility requirements was not easy. Information on funding and other resources for small businesses has only been accessible in separate locations for each program. Thus, it has been challenging for busy small business owners to determine what resources are available for them.

        This website is designed to help address this concern. It acts as a resource hub for small businesses, particularly those based in Union City, New Jersey. Here, small business owners negatively impacted by COVID-19 can find an overview of financial resources and other services and programs tailored for small businesses, along with relevant options provided at the federal, state, and local levels.

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