What Could Be Next to Reopen in N.J.?
After parks, golf courses get freed from coronavirus lockdown? There’s an obvious, burning question as New Jersey parks and golf courses prepare to reopen at dawn Saturday in the first major step Gov. Phil Murphy has taken to begin lifting his near-lockdown orders to help battle the coronavirus pandemic. What’s next? Murphy has convened a commission to draft plans to gradually and safely peel back the rest of his stay-at-home and business-closing restrictions, many of which have been in place for more than a month. But he has not given a timeline or divulged major details yet.
New York – New Jersey Losing Patience
With governors’ reluctance to give firm dates for reopening. As states across America are revealing when they will reopen their economies one by one, residents in the two hardest-hit by the coronavirus — New York and New Jersey — are losing their patience. The Democrat unveiled a six-point “Road Back” economic recovery plan this week, but it provides no specific dates – something that State Senator Michael Doherty believes Murphy should announce, considering that the coronavirus hospitalization numbers in New Jersey have turned out to be less than once projected. In New York, which has suffered the most coronavirus deaths and cases in the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has been reluctant to disclose exact dates for reopening its economy. His state, along with Murphy’s, is part of a northeast coalition that includes Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware, which are all coordinating the reopening of their economies in unison.
What Amusement Piers at the Jersey Shore
Could look like post-coronavirus. The post-coronavirus future for Jersey Shore amusement piers could include spacing out guests on attractions and increased ride sanitation. It won’t be easy for Shore municipalities and businesses to enforce social distancing on beaches, boardwalks and piers, where throngs of people normally are normally crowded together. So, even though attractions are still closed, they are planning for the new normal once they are able to reopen. How do you practice social distancing in places that are traditionally people on top of each other? Do you open up every other ride? How do you do it?
Small Business Guide
To furloughs and layoffs. It’s inevitable that business will go through ups and downs and periods of uncertainty. In these times, the tough decision of how to cut costs always comes into the conversation. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, more and more companies have arrived at that point, putting the future of their workforce in doubt. Companies typically have two options during periods of economic transition—they can either lay off workers or furlough them for a given period of time. Each route comes with its own individual complexities and benefits.
Did You Know?
More big employers are talking about permanent work-from-home positions. Thousands of Americans are waiting to return to normalcy, but for many that may not mean going back to an office. Working from home could be the new normal for many employees as more major employers and CEOs, including Mondelez, Nationwide and Barclays, talk about a permanent shift to work from home and reduced office space. Companies have been forced to embrace remote working amid stay-at-home orders for all nonessential positions and businesses. In the process, corporations are seeing proof that productivity does not suffer, and employees may not need to return to offices in order to be productive and accomplish their work tasks. It also may be part of required cost-cutting as companies plan for what could be a prolonged global economic slump.
To safely reopen, make the workweek shorter; then keep it shorter. Shortening work hours might seem counterintuitive for companies that value nimbleness and productivity, and that need to clear their balance sheets, but a large body of evidence suggests that this approach pays dividends. In recent years, hundreds of forward-looking companies have pioneered four-day weeks or six-hour days, without cutting salaries. These companies are big and small, operate in a variety of industries, and are all over the world. They bring everyone together around the challenge of doing five days’ work in four. They’re continually prototyping new tools and practices, and rapidly evaluating the results. They make adjustments as they go.
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New restaurant industry survey. Beginning next Wednesday, May 6th, Bielat Santore & Company will conduct a survey of restaurant owners and operators throughout the NY-NJ-PA metropolitan area, emphasizing the challenges the industry is facing during COVID-19 pandemic.
The firm will donate $1 dollar for every valid survey response it receives to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC). The Independent Restaurant Coalition was formed to save the local restaurants affected by COVID-19. “Our firm is committed to working with the active community of restauranteurs and hospitality operators, many of whom are our clients, to help with the rescue and reopening of their industry,” states Richard Santore, Partner in Bielat Santore & Company.
Look for the survey to appear in next Wednesday’s Restaurant Industry Daily Alert, as well as on the company’s website at www.123bsc.com/news/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/123BSC/ In addition to the company’s monetary donation, if enough survey responses are submitted, Bielat Santore & Company will publish a comprehensive report compiling the results of the survey for distribution.
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