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.

City of Lambertville Updates

Thursday 5-21 Update
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Update Date/Time Thursday May 21st 2020 4:30pm
 
Summary The City thanks everyone in the community for their ongoing adherence to social distancing guidelines that help keep us all safe. Please continue to do so as we continue to see many COVID-19 cases in our area and throughout New Jersey.

As the weather continues to improve, more and more people will be visiting Lambertville. We want to keep you all updated on the steps Lambertville is taking to keep everyone safe. You can read more below about that.

Join us for the Governing Body meeting tonight 7pm. For more information go to www.lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings, and if you’d like to learn more about our budget, which is scheduled for public hearing and adoption on June 9th, you can do so at lambertvillenj.org/2020Budget.
 
Anticipated Tourism, “Re-opening” and Summer Guidance
More people will be visiting Lambertville as the weather improves. The City of Lambertville will ensure that people can visit our downtown, and do so safely. Lambertville has been taking a number of steps to be proactive. We are working with business owners, the Chamber, and New Hope to plan for the summer.

A few key highlights:
  • Placing additional signage in key areas in the downtown
  • Continuing with trial of expanded sidewalk space in key areas to help ensure pedestrians can distance properly
  • Providing several additional free curbside pickup locations for businesses that are allowed to do so
  • Providing law enforcement presence in the downtown and towpath
  • Working with the State Park Service and DEP to advocate for stronger protections to ensure face covering compliance on the towpath
  • Helping businesses purchase safety supplies
  • Meeting with New Hope officials on a weekly basis to coordinate plans
Suggested Guidance for all members of public All county and state parks are now open. While we encourage community members to take advantage of the parks, it is imperative that we do so safely. All individuals, residents and visitors, should follow proper face covering, distancing, and hygiene procedures. Lambertville Police will be enforcing these measures to ensure everyone’s ability to safely be in public spaces.

The CDC recommends a protective face covering or mask to help slow the spread. You can view that new guidance here. Please wear your mask whenever you are in a place where you can’t distance yourself from other people or anytime you are indoors with other people.

Private testing sites. New private testing sites are opening up, including nearby in Hunterdon County. Click here to find more information.

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.
 
Status of City Facilities and Services
City offices are closed for Memorial Day Friday May 22nd  and Monday May 25th. (As noted below and our website and calendar, all DPW pickup is on normal schedule).

Election Update
As per the Governor’s Executive Order-144, The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. For more information click here.

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.

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 open from 9am - 1pm Monday and Wednesday. Please limit the area to only one person at a time and practice proper hand washing and hygiene before and after using this area.
 
Schedule of Public Meetings
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for May 21st at 7pm. The URL will be posted before the meeting at lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.

There is a budget Q+A meeting on Tuesday, May 19th from 5-7pm. More information.

Status of Other Upcoming Public Meetings
  • Environmental Commission - May session has been canceled
  • Historic Preservation Commission - May session has been canceled
  • Human Rights Commission - May session has been canceled
  • Lambertville Free Public Library Board - Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00pm
  • Planning Board - May 20 session has been canceled
  • Recreation Commission - has been canceled
  • Shade Tree Commission -May session has been canceled
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment - May session has been canceled
For additional information, or the link to any upcoming virtual meeting, we have created a one-stop resource page at: lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.
Public Works and Pickups Trash, recycling, and food waste pickups are on schedule at this time.

Street sweeper and Alternate Side Parking regulations are suspended until further notice.

The TREX plastic recycling program drop off is temporarily suspended. Please keep these items until we can resume collecting them.

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.

Sparkle Week for 2020 - First Two Weeks in August. More information can be found on our website.
 
Resources for businesses ABC Licensing
The date to renew your ABC license has been extended to September 30, 2020.

Pursuant to Executive Order, licensed bars and restaurants may offer take-out or delivery only and only during regular posted business hours. Alcoholic beverages to go must be in sealed original containers. Absolutely no table or bar service and no on premise alcohol consumption are permitted until further notice. This will require an application to the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a transit insignia. For additional information, please visit NJ ABC Website: Click Her

To find all business resources, please review the resources section on our COVID-19 Page.
External Resources
 
 

Resources for Residents and Businesses

For Residents



  • Senator Booker's office has compiled a detailed list of all resources available to New Jersety 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.

  • 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.