Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

A resource for all community members. Updated every Monday & Thursday at 4:30pm (and as needed).

Tracking Information

If you'd like more information on number of cases and related information, you cand find that at Hunterdon County Dashboard, or the Johns Hopkins Resource Portal.

Resources for Residents

To find help with employment, benefits, what's open in town, or resources for mental health, please scroll down to the "Resources" section at the bottom of the page to find more.

Resources for Businesses

To find information on disaster assistance loans, grant programs, and other financial assistance, as well as other information and guidance for businesses that remain open, please scroll down to the bottom of the page under the "Resources" section.
August 6 Update
Thursday August 6, 2020


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Summary - Thursday August 6, 2020

Always remember to wear a mask in public and create social distance wherever possible. 


Below, you’ll find some new updates on things like:

  • Street sweeper: Please remember to move your car for street sweeping. The Police Department will start to issue tickets on Monday, August 17, 2020.. Please find the schedule on our website here.
  • Information on upcoming City meetings 

Support our local businesses and #shoplocal this weekend!

Information and Guidance on:

Public Health

If you are feeling ill, or show symptoms, please contact your medical provider and consider getting tested. Click here for more information


CDC’s One Stop Shop provides quick access to communication resources. Topic-specific toolkits make it easy to access, leverage, and share CDC resources. These new toolkits contain videos, social media posts, PSAs, print resources, checklists, FAQs, and web resources for the areas of interest including but not limited to: general public, youth adults ages 15-21, K-12 schools, businesses and workplaces, and community and faith based organizations,


Please find the latest updates from the State of New Jersey on which businesses are allowed to re-open and the latest guidance on regulations and openings of recreation areas, which are available here. 


As you may be planning or going on summer vacations, please be aware of the State’s travel advisories and restrictions. We recommend staying home if traveling to one of these restricted states. 

City Services, Events & Meetings

Access to City Facilities


City facilities are still closed to the public. To find what you can do electronically or the latest hours or procedures to do business with the City, please visit the “Save a Trip to City Hall” document. You can contact any staff member at their normal email or phone number with any questions or if you need help with interacting with us during this time. 


  • For 24/7 access to drop off paper documents Please use the mail slot at the front of City Hall.

  • To pick up documents, or drop off larger documents you can access the “pickup space” located in the lobby of the elevator/ADA entrance to City Hall. This is now open from 9am - 7:30pm on Tuesday and 9am - 4:30pm on Thursday. Please limit the area to only one person at a time and practice proper hand washing and hygiene before and after using this area.
Updates: Public Works

All pickups are on schedule and services operating normally with the following exceptions: 

  • Convenience Center: will be open this Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9 am to 12 noon. You will need to bring proof of residency (State of NJ Driver’s License or tax bill). Please make sure all brush is cut to 4 foot lengths. 
  • Bulk permits: No dropoff is allowed at this time. Instead, call Public Works at 609-397-2230 to schedule a pickup from your residence.
  • Leaf and brush pick-up: Residents can schedule a pick-up of garden waste and/or leaf pick-up by calling 609-397-2230 or via email to [email protected]. Please leave your address, where you placed the bags, and how many you placed out to the curb.  
  • TREX plastic recycling program is still suspended. Please find other locations you can drop off your plastic waste if possible. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates


The next City Council session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020.. The URL will be posted before the meeting at lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.


Status of Other Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Environmental Commission - August 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Historic Preservation Commission - August 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Human Rights Commission - August 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Lambertville Free Public Library Board - August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board - September 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Recreation Commission - August 12 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • Shade Tree Commission - August 24,, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment - August 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Lambertville MUA- September 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.


For additional information, or the link to any upcoming virtual meeting, we have created a one-stop resource page at: lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.



Curbside pick up and summer reading at the Lambertville Library


The first phase of the library's reopening began on Monday June 22, and we’ve seen an enthusiastic response. Place your order for books and movies through [email protected] and we’ll have them ready for you to pick up on a table on the Library’s covered side porch during our current hours of Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 1PM-6PM, and Sat 10AM-1PM. Also, sign up on our website for our new virtual summer reading program for all ages.


Downtown 

Please also consider completing this survey to provide feedback on the City’s ongoing COVID-19 related safety measures in our business districts.

In an effort to help our business community through the COVID-19 pandemic, N Union St. will be made one-way heading north between Bridge St. and Coryell St. on a temporary, 3-week basis beginning Friday, August 14th. Traffic will travel down the middle of N Union St. and parking will remain available on both sides of the street. At the end of 3 weeks, the City and business community will evaluate if the one-way traffic has been beneficial for both public safety and businesses, and determine whether or not to continue with one-way traffic or resume two-way traffic during the public health crisis. The decision to make N Union St. one-way for a temporary period was made after a recommendation from the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce and several weeks of discussion with the business community, including weekly Zoom calls, one-on-one conversations with business owners on N Union, and email outreach. 

More changes will be made to our downtown business response to COVID-19. Watch out for other changes as we continue to support our local businesses. 


The City is partnering with the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce on an effort to recruit volunteers to help with projects around the community, including beautification, marketing, sign design, etc. Please see the www.LoveOurLambertville.com webpage where folks can sign up to help our community and feel free to share!


DELAWARE RIVER TOWNS CHAMBER OF COMMERECE REGARDING SHAD FESTIVAL: With 78 posters and 70 artists participating we raised over $11,000. Thank you to all who purchased posters and a big thank you to our artists who so generously donate art each year. With a little dip into our rainy day fund, for if a pandemic is not a rainy day, what is? We are able to award two $10,000 scholarships. Laura Adams is graduating from South Hunterdon and is headed off to Temple University to study art and jewelry design. Morgan Grabarz graduated from New Hope Solebury High School two years ago and is winning her second award after finishing her first two years at FIT in New York City where she studies fashion design. We thanks everyone who helped make the treasured tradition that is the Jim Hamilton Memorial Shadfest Scholarship happen.


Additional Resources

Residents


Businesses

 
You can find all previous updates and resources online anytime at lambertvillenj.org/COVID

Thursday July 30th


Haga clic aquí para la versión en español.

Summary - Thursday August 6, 2020

Always remember to wear a mask in public and create social distance wherever possible. 


Below, you’ll find some new updates on things like:

  • Street sweeper: Please remember to move your car for street sweeping. The Police Department will start to issue tickets on Monday, August 17, 2020.. Please find the schedule on our website here.
  • Information on upcoming City meetings 

Support our local businesses and #shoplocal this weekend!

Information and Guidance on:

Public Health

If you are feeling ill, or show symptoms, please contact your medical provider and consider getting tested. Click here for more information


CDC’s One Stop Shop provides quick access to communication resources. Topic-specific toolkits make it easy to access, leverage, and share CDC resources. These new toolkits contain videos, social media posts, PSAs, print resources, checklists, FAQs, and web resources for the areas of interest including but not limited to: general public, youth adults ages 15-21, K-12 schools, businesses and workplaces, and community and faith based organizations,


Please find the latest updates from the State of New Jersey on which businesses are allowed to re-open and the latest guidance on regulations and openings of recreation areas, which are available here. 


As you may be planning or going on summer vacations, please be aware of the State’s travel advisories and restrictions. We recommend staying home if traveling to one of these restricted states. 

City Services, Events & Meetings

Access to City Facilities


City facilities are still closed to the public. To find what you can do electronically or the latest hours or procedures to do business with the City, please visit the “Save a Trip to City Hall” document. You can contact any staff member at their normal email or phone number with any questions or if you need help with interacting with us during this time. 


  • For 24/7 access to drop off paper documents Please use the mail slot at the front of City Hall.

  • To pick up documents, or drop off larger documents you can access the “pickup space” located in the lobby of the elevator/ADA entrance to City Hall. This is now open from 9am - 7:30pm on Tuesday and 9am - 4:30pm on Thursday. Please limit the area to only one person at a time and practice proper hand washing and hygiene before and after using this area.
Updates: Public Works

All pickups are on schedule and services operating normally with the following exceptions: 

  • Alternate side parking (Street Sweeper) will resume on Monday, July 27th to allow the street sweeper service to restart. Please find the schedule on our website here. If you have any questions please reach out to the Clerk’s Office at 609 397 0110 x12 or at [email protected]
  • Convenience Center: will be open this Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9 am to 12 noon. You will need to bring proof of residency (State of NJ Driver’s License or tax bill). Please make sure all brush is cut to 4 foot lengths. 
  • Bulk permits: No dropoff is allowed at this time. Instead, call Public Works at 609-397-2230 to schedule a pickup from your residence.
  • Leaf and brush pick-up: Residents can schedule a pick-up of garden waste and/or leaf pick-up by calling 609-397-2230 or via email to [email protected]. Please leave your address, where you placed the bags, and how many you placed out to the curb.  
  • TREX plastic recycling program is still suspended. Please find other locations you can drop off your plastic waste if possible. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates


The next City Council session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020.. The URL will be posted before the meeting at lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.


Status of Other Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Environmental Commission - August 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Historic Preservation Commission - August 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Human Rights Commission - August 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Lambertville Free Public Library Board - August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board - September 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Recreation Commission - August 12 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • Shade Tree Commission - August 24,, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment - August 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Lambertville MUA- September 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.


For additional information, or the link to any upcoming virtual meeting, we have created a one-stop resource page at: lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.



Curbside pick up and summer reading at the Lambertville Library


The first phase of the library's reopening began on Monday June 22, and we’ve seen an enthusiastic response. Place your order for books and movies through [email protected] and we’ll have them ready for you to pick up on a table on the Library’s covered side porch during our current hours of Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 1PM-6PM, and Sat 10AM-1PM. Also, sign up on our website for our new virtual summer reading program for all ages.


Shad Festival Poster Auction

Be a part of the time honored tradition of the Jim Hamilton Shad Fest Poster Auction. Each year, the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce collects generous donations of art from local artists which is auctioned off to fund two $10,000 scholarships. Starting Tuesday, July 14th you can add to your collection or start one if you haven't. The on-line auction will run until July 28th. The actual posters will be on display in store windows throughout Lambertville and New Hope. Each poster will have an informational sheet and QR code which you can scan with your phone and bid! Just like a regular auction, you will need to register before you can bid. You can do that here: 

https://www.igavelauctions.com/about/register Then you will be ready to join the fun on July 14th. Remember, bid often because as the Shad Queen says, "It's all for the children!"


Downtown 

Please also consider completing this survey to provide feedback on the City’s ongoing COVID-19 related safety measures in our business districts.


More changes will be made to our downtown business response to COVID-19. Watch out for other changes as we continue to support our local businesses. 


The City is partnering with the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce on an effort to recruit volunteers to help with projects around the community, including beautification, marketing, sign design, etc. Please see the www.LoveOurLambertville.com webpage where folks can sign up to help our community and feel free to share!


Additional Resources

Residents


Businesses

 
You can find all previous updates and resources online anytime at lambertvillenj.org/COVID

Resources for Residents and Businesses

For Residents



  • Senator Booker's office has compiled a detailed list of all resources available to New Jersey residents to help with COVID-19. Click here to read it.

  • State of New Jersey Updates. Click here for covid.nj.gov. You can find resources for childcare services for essential employees here.

 

  • Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients. Recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order groceries from Amazon starting on May 27. Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers that provide online shopping will also accept online ordering with SNAP benefits starting on May 28. We continue to urge residents to visit njhelps.org to learn more and apply for food assistance and other benefits.

  • Doing business with the City remotely is possible. We are continually moving processes electronic to help with this while our staff work a mostly remote and staggered schedule. All staff are reachable by their normal email and phone number. To find what you can do by phone or online, Click here to find a list of what businesses are open locally

  • Precautionary Guidance. Understanding how to properly socially distance, and what hygiene steps you should be taking is important. Read more from the CDC here.



For Businesses

If you are open or intend to open for curbside pickup and/or deliveries, please make sure you are following the recommended guidance from the State on precautionary measures found here to keep yourselves and community members safe.

For businesses in town that do not have off-street parking and are offering pickup/takeout services, the City is offering the ability to block off two parking spaces for customer pickups directly in front of their business, during business hours, while the local state of emergency is in effect. Please contact the Lambertville Police Department to register and receive the signs at 609-397-3132. 


Here are some additional outside resources that might be valuable:


  • The Hunterdon Economic Development and Chamber Business Resource Page is up and running, and might be a useful resource for businesses in town. It contains information on workplace guidelines, small business loans, disaster relief funding and more. You can access that here.


  • New Jersey Community Capital is pleased to launch the Garden State Relief Fund to meet the immediate needs of small businesses and nonprofits critically affected by the pandemic.

  • The entire state of NJ has been accepted for the US Small Business Administration disaster Loan Program - learn more here: http://sba.gov/disaster.

  • Applications for NJ Economic Development Authority Small Business Emergency Assistance Grants are open on April 3rd at 9:00 AM and will close on April 10th at 9:00 AM.  Grants are on a first come first serve basis. The Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will provide up to $5,000 to NJ-based Small or Medium-size Enterprises that have between 1–10 full time equivalent employees (“FTE”). The grant funding is targeted as unrestricted payroll and working capital support, and cannot be used for any capital expenses, including construction. The application can be found here.

  • Local Businesses should reach out to the State’s Business Helpline at 1-800-Jersey-7 for crises-related info and assistance.  It is run and staffed by the New Jersey Business Action Center.

CDC Information

The information above is provided directly by the CDC. The City of Lambertville does not maintain this content.